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Velella velella   (Linnaeus, 1758)

by-the-wind sailor
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Porpitidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Sessile.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan, usually in warmer to warmer temperate waters.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.0 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known as a floating hydroid colony. Feeds on fish eggs, euphausiid eggs, copepods and appendicularians (Ref. 002376) and consumed by surface dwelling animals. Known from surface or near surface water layers, including porpitids and the halopelagic Sargassum fauna (Ref. 86643). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 14).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 14).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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References
Mass conversion

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown