Strobilation in a species of Bougainvillioidea (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa)

Authors

  • Giorgio Bavestrello Istituto di Scienze del Mare dell’Università di Ancona
  • Stefania Puce Dipartimento per lo studio del Territorio e delle sue Risorse dell’Università di Genova
  • Carlo Cerrano Dipartimento per lo studio del Territorio e delle sue Risorse dell’Università di Genova
  • Lorenzo Senes Acquario di Genova

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3989/scimar.2000.64s1147

Keywords:

Bougainvillioidea, strobilation, asexual reproduction, polyp, medusa

Abstract


In november 1994 several specimens of an unknown hydroid were collected in a tank of the Genoa Aquarium (Italy). The polyps, characterised by filiform tentacles around a proboscis, displayed unusual asexual reproduction, leading to a linear chain of three elements (strobilation) joined by alternate oro-aboral polarity. This hydroid is very similar to another, unidentified hydroid collected in 1954 in San Francisco Bay. The hydroid of the Genoa Aquarium released free medusae characterised by four marginal tentacles, four radial canals and four oral tentacles around a tubular mouth. These features indicate that the species belongs to the superfamily Bougainvillioidea.

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Published

2000-12-30

How to Cite

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Bavestrello G, Puce S, Cerrano C, Senes L. Strobilation in a species of Bougainvillioidea (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). scimar [Internet]. 2000Dec.30 [cited 2022Nov.27];64(S1):147-50. Available from: https://scientiamarina.revistas.csic.es/index.php/scientiamarina/article/view/802

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