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Calder, D.R. (1988). Turritopsoides brehmeri, a new genus and species of athecate hydroid from Belize (Hydrozoa: Clavidae). Proc. biol. Soc. Wash. 101(2): 229-233.
Turritopsoides brehmeri, a new genus and species of athecate hydroid from Belize (Hydrozoa: Clavidae)
Proc. biol. Soc. Wash.
TURRITOPOSIDES brehmeri, n. gen. sp., is described from specimens collected on turtlegrass (Thalassia) in a mangrove system at Twin Cays, Belize, Central America. The colony form of T. brehmeri is stolonal, with well developed hydranth pedicels having a distinct sheath of perisarc enclosing a narrower tube of coenosarc. Hydranths are cylindrical and elongate, with numerous scattered filiform tentacles at the distal end. This newly-discovered hydroid differs from other representatives of the family Clavidae in colony form and in the location and characteristics of the gonophores, which are fixed sporosacs arising singly from the hydrorhiza and pedicels.figs. 1-2. (23.viii.1988).