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Hydractinia echinata (Fleming, 1828)

117644  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117644)

accepted
Species
Alcyonium echinatum Fleming, 1828 · unaccepted > superseded combination (original combination)
Echinochorium clavigerum Hassall, 1841 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Hydractinia grisea Leuckart, 1847 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Hydractinia lactea Van Beneden, 1844 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Hydractinia rosea Van Beneden, 1844 · unaccepted > junior subjective synonym
Synhydra parasites Quatrefages, 1843 · unaccepted (synonym)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
(of Alcyonium echinatum Fleming, 1828) Fleming, J. (1828). A history of British animals, exhibiting the descriptive characters and systematical arrangement of the genera and species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; including the indigenous, extirpated, and extinct kinds, together with periodical and occasional visitants. <em>Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute / London, James Duncan.</em> Pp. i-xxii, 1-565. corrigenda., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569
page(s): 517 [details]   
Type locality contained in British Isles  
type locality contained in British Isles [details]
Distribution Northeastern Atlantic from the Arctic Seas south to NW Africa Includes also the North Sea and parts of the Baltic Sea.   
Distribution Northeastern Atlantic from the Arctic Seas south to NW Africa Includes also the North Sea and parts of the Baltic Sea.
Hydractinia echinata has also been recorded in the Mediterranean a few times. However, these records give no figures and no voucher material is known. Goette (1916) thinks that Lo Bianco's H. echinata from Naples were in fact H. inermis [more likely H. fucicola, as Goette misidentified his H. fucicola as H. inermis]. Therefore, there remain some doubts on the correct identification and the presence of H. echinata in the Mediterranean needs confirmation.
The species has also been recorded from the western Atlantic, but these records refer to other species as has been shown by Buss & Yund (1989). Type locality: British Isles.
 [details]
Schuchert, P. (2024). World Hydrozoa Database. Hydractinia echinata (Fleming, 1828). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117644 on 2024-05-19
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2010-03-15 06:28:26Z
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2010-05-14 05:28:49Z
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original description  (of Hydractinia lactea Van Beneden, 1844) Van Beneden P.J. (1844). Recherches sur l'embryogénie des tubulaires, et l'histoire naturelle des différents genres de cette famille qui habitent la Côte d'Ostende. <em>Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles.</em> 17: 1-72., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/58857856
page(s): 64, pl. 6 figs 7-14 [details]   

original description  (of Synhydra parasites Quatrefages, 1843) Quatrefages A.D. (1843). Mémoire sur la Synhydre parasite (Synhydra parasites Nob.) nouveau genre de Polypes voisin des Hydres. <em>Annales des Sciences naturelles (2).</em> 20: 230-248, pls 8-9., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/13405877
page(s): 230, pls 8-9 [details]   

original description  (of Echinochorium clavigerum Hassall, 1841) Hassall, A. H. (1841). Supplement to a catalogue of Irish Zoophytes. <em>Annals and Magazine of Natural History.</em> 7: 276-287, 363-374, pls 6-10., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2315000
page(s): 371, pl. 10 fig. 5 [details]   

original description  (of Alcyonium echinatum Fleming, 1828) Fleming, J. (1828). A history of British animals, exhibiting the descriptive characters and systematical arrangement of the genera and species of quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, Mollusca, and Radiata of the United Kingdom; including the indigenous, extirpated, and extinct kinds, together with periodical and occasional visitants. <em>Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute / London, James Duncan.</em> Pp. i-xxii, 1-565. corrigenda., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/18569
page(s): 517 [details]   

original description  (of Coryne hassalli Forbes, 1843) Forbes, E. 1843. Note in reply to Mr. Hassal. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 12: 188-190., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2237696
page(s): 189 [details]   

original description  (of Clava capitata Thompson, 1844) Thompson, W. (1844). Report on the fauna of Ireland: Div. Invertebrata. Drawn up, at the request of the British Association. <em>Report of the Thirteenth Meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science.</em> Pp. 245-291., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/12920904
page(s): 283 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

original description  (of Hydractinia rosea Van Beneden, 1844) Van Beneden P.J. (1844). Recherches sur l'embryogénie des tubulaires, et l'histoire naturelle des différents genres de cette famille qui habitent la Côte d'Ostende. <em>Nouveaux Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Sciences et Belles-Lettres de Bruxelles.</em> 17: 1-72., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/58857856
page(s): 63, pl. 6 figs 1-6 [details]   

original description  (of Hydractinia grisea Leuckart, 1847) Leuckart, R. (1847). Verzeichniss der zur Fauna Helgoland's gehörenden wirbellosen Seethiere. In: H. Frey & R. Leuckart, 1847. Beiträge zur Kenntniss wirbelloser Thiere. <em>Braunschweig, Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn, 1847.</em> chapter pagination 136-168., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.2128
page(s): 138 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Bromley, J.E.C. & J.S. Bleakney. (1985). Keys to the fauna and flora of Minas Basin. <em>National Research Council of Canada Report, Halifax, N.S.</em> 24119: 366 PP. [details]   

additional source Calder, D. (2003). Checklist of Hydroids, hydromedusae and siphonophores reported from the Bay of Fundy.  [details]   

additional source Linkletter, L. E. (1977). A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. <em>Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B.</em> 68: p. [details]   

additional source Vine, P. (1986). Red Sea Invertebrates. Immel Publishing, London. 224 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydroids of Greenland and Iceland (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Meddelelser om Grønland. <em>Bioscience.</em> 53: 1-184.
page(s): 15, fig. 6A-G [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Calder, D. R. and S. D. Cairns. 2009. Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 381–394 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Trott, T. J. (2004). Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. <em>Northeastern Naturalist.</em> 11, 261-324., available online at http://www.gulfofmaine.org/kb/files/9793/TROTT-Cobscook%20List.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Massin, C.; Norro, A.; Mallefet, J. (2002). Biodiversity of a wreck from the Belgian Continental Shelf: monitoring using scientific diving. Preliminary results. <em>Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique (Biologie).</em> 72: 67-72. (look up in IMIS[details]   

redescription Schuchert, P. (2008). The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Filifera part 3. <em>Revue suisse de Zoologie.</em> 115: 221-302., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41183893
page(s): 259, fig. 16 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
 
 Present  Present in aphia/obis/gbif/idigbio   Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
   

From editor or global species database
Distribution Northeastern Atlantic from the Arctic Seas south to NW Africa Includes also the North Sea and parts of the Baltic Sea.
Hydractinia echinata has also been recorded in the Mediterranean a few times. However, these records give no figures and no voucher material is known. Goette (1916) thinks that Lo Bianco's H. echinata from Naples were in fact H. inermis [more likely H. fucicola, as Goette misidentified his H. fucicola as H. inermis]. Therefore, there remain some doubts on the correct identification and the presence of H. echinata in the Mediterranean needs confirmation.
The species has also been recorded from the western Atlantic, but these records refer to other species as has been shown by Buss & Yund (1989). Type locality: British Isles.
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Dutch zeeraspruwe zeerasp  [details]
English snailfursnail furrough hydroidhermit crab hydroidhermit crab fur  [details]
French hydraire encroûtantdrap marin  [details]
German Stachelpolyp  [details]