Scientia Marina, Vol 64, No S1 (2000)

Redescription of Tripoma arboretum Hirohito, 1995 (Hydrozoa: Campanulinidae) from the Tasman Sea with notes on quasi-parasitism of the species


https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2000.64s1249

Jeanette E. Watson
Honorary Associate, Invertebrate Zoology, Museum of Victoria, Australia

W. Vervoort
National Museum of Natural History, Netherlands

Abstract


Tripoma arboreum Hirohito, 1995 has been found in deep water in the Tasman Sea south of Australia, the Norfolk Ridge north of New Zealand and Sagami Bay, Japan. The species exhibits unusual quasi-parasitic behaviour towards its host species.

Keywords


Tripoma Tetrapoma; Campanulinidae; taxonomy; Tasman Sea; Australia

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