Silicularia bilabiata (Coughtrey, 1875),

M. P. Oliveira 1,16, S P. Miranda 2, *,, Es W. Mianzan 10,, Ro E. Migotto 11,, Ne B. Nascimento 2,11, Eli Nogueira Júnior 12,, Er Quiñones 13,, Izio Scarabino 14,, Tín Schiariti 10,, Io N. Stampar 15,, Tronolone 2, , Quíria B. & Onio C. Marques 2,11, 2016, Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters, Zootaxa 4194 (1), pp. 1-256: 159

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Silicularia bilabiata (Coughtrey, 1875)


Silicularia bilabiata (Coughtrey, 1875) 

Synonyms in the area:? Silicularia rosea  —Galea et al. 2009b [non Silicularia rosea Meyen, 1834  ] [polyp].

Remarks: Vervoort & Watson (2003 p. 442–446) and Galea et al. (2009b p. 18–19) considered S. bilabiata  a synonym of S. rosea Meyen, 1834  . Recently, Galea et al. (2014 p. 8–10) showed that the position of the hydrothecal rim and size of gonothecae could differentiate this species from the typical S. rosea  , although this conclusion is provisional and needs further confirmation.

Distribution in South America: polyp—Pacific Ocean, Chile, at 39.95°S 73.62°W, at 43.40°S 74.08°W, in Corral and south of Chiloé (Galea et al. 2009b p. 18–19, 2014 p. 8–10); Atlantic Ocean, Argentina, no specific record (Genzano & Zamponi 1997).

Habitat: polyp—from 8m to 10m depth, on seaweed (Galea et al. 2009b p. 18–19, 2014 p. 8–10).