Porpita porpita   (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Porpitidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Cosmopolitan in warmer waters.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.3 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Pleustonic, found in the oceanic surface and epipelagic (Ref. 116013). Feeds on small animals the lives on two dimensional ecosystem. Medusae rarely seen on field. Known from surface (Refs.1663, 86643) or near surface water layers, including porpitids and the halopelagic Sargassumfauna (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

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

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