Eudendrium capillare Alder, 1856
slender stickhydroid
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Family:  Eudendriidae ()
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Environment:  sessile; brackish; marine; depth range 0 - 1000 m
Distribution:  Atlantic, Pacific, Mediterranean, Arctic and Antarctic. Polar and subtropical.
Diagnosis:  Small unfascicled colonies; cnidome comprising only microbasic euryteles; female and male blastostyles completely reduced; immature female gonophore with unbranched spadix (Ref. 3086).
Biology:  Maximum depth from Ref. 119523. Megabenthic species (Ref. 2952). Found at depths of 1 to 7 m on rocks or living as an epizoite on ascidians, barnacles, mussels, and sponges. Colonial (Ref. 3086). Known from sheltered areas of bays, including mangrove shores and sounds (Ref.86643). Found on the brown alga Cystoseira crinita (Ref. 116447). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 13).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 12.03.19

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