Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; depth range 5 - 40 m (Ref. 3086). Tropical
Atlantic Ocean, Western Pacific and the Mediterranean. Tropical to temperate.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Complementary nematocysts macrobasic euryteles arranged in warts around hydranth body, usually absent from hypostome; male and female blastostyles completely reduced; spadix of female blastostyle unbranched when immature and shed when mature, encircled by perisarc and linked to axis of blastostyle by a short peduncle (Ref. 3086).
Members of the order Anthoathecata are mostly colonial A-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula which metamorphoses into polyp stage (Ref. 833).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the order Anthoathecata are mostly colonial A-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula which metamorphoses into polyp stage.
Marques, A.C., A.L. Peña Cantero and W. Vervoort. 2000. (Ref. 3086)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.2 - 28.9, mean 26.9 (based on 584 cells).