Hydrozoa taxon details

Zancleidae Russell, 1953

22781  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22781)

Corynipteridae · unaccepted (invalid name)
Halocorynidae Picard, 1957 · unaccepted (synonym)
Orthocorynidae · unaccepted (invalid name)


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  1. Genus Apatizanclea Maggioni, 2023
  2. Genus Halocoryne Hadzi, 1917
  3. Genus Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856
  4. Genus Zanclella Boero & Hewitt, 1992
  5. Genus Acrochordium Meyen, 1834 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (name suppressed by the ICZN (1994), opinion 1752)
  6. Genus Gemellaria Allman, 1872 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (synonym)
  7. Genus Gemmaria McCrady, 1859 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (unaccepted > junior subjective synonym)
  8. Genus Guentherella Weill, 1934 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (synonym)
  9. Genus Gymnocoryne Hincks, 1871 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (synonym)
  10. Genus Halocharis L. Agassiz, 1862 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (synonym)
  11. Genus Mnestra Krohn, 1853 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (name suppressed by the ICZN (1994), opinion 1752)
  12. Genus Zanklea Riedl, 1963 accepted as Zanclea Gegenbaur, 1856 (misspelling)
  13. Genus Ctenaria Haeckel, 1879 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Schuchert, P. (2024). World Hydrozoa Database. Zancleidae Russell, 1953. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/hydrozoa/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22781 on 2024-04-13
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
2009-04-28 06:22:10Z

basis of record Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. <i>Thalassia Salent. 24</i>: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Boero, F.; Bouillon, J.; Gravili, C. (2000). A survey of Zanclea, Halocoryne and Zanclella (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa, Anthomedusae, Zancleidae) with description of new species. Italian Journal of Zoology, 67: 93-124 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available 
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Diagnosis Hydroids colonial, polyps issued from creeping stolons, sessile or with usually unbranched pedicel; polyps monomorphic or polymorphic; gastrozooids either with oral and aboral capitate tentacles, or with reduced capitate tentacles, or without tentacles; gonozooids and dactylozooids, when present, with capitate tentacles or these reduced to variable degrees. Perisarc enveloping hydranth pedicels and stolons a simple tube and not lamellar.
Medusa umbrella bell-shaped; four perradial exumbrellar nematocyst patches, these either oval, clavate, elongate or linear, usually containing stenoteles; mouth simple, circular, without oral tentacles; gonads usually as interradial pads on manubrium, rarely in a single mass encircling manubrium; four radial canals; marginal tentacles 0, 2 or 4, hollow, when present with numerous, long, stalked nematocytes (cnidophores) containing macrobasic euryteles; without ocelli.