Hydrozoa taxon details

Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862

22798  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22798)

accepted
Family
Genus Melicerta PĂ©ron & Lesueur, 1810 accepted as Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862 (preoccupied by Melicerta Schrank, 1803 [Rotatoria])
Genus Melicertidium Haeckel, 1879 accepted as Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862 (synonym)
Genus Melicertoides Kramp, 1959
Genus Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862
Genus Netocertoides Mayer, 1900
Genus Orchistomella Kramp, 1959 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16068829
page(s): 349 [details]   
Schuchert, P. (2022). World Hydrozoa Database. Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862. Accessed at: https://www.marinespecies.org/hydrozoa/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22798 on 2022-10-02
Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2011-03-11 07:10:22Z
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2013-05-21 11:03:14Z
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2016-03-11 07:17:01Z
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original description Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16068829
page(s): 349 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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]   
From editor or global species database
Diagnosis Medusa with broad manubrium base; eight simple or bifurcated radial canals; marginal tentacles hollow; no cirri, no statocysts, no cordyli; with or without ocelli.
Hydroid stolonal or sparingly branched, arising from creeping hydrorhiza stolonal; perisarc thinning away completely below hydranth base, no hydrotheca; hydranth naked, large, spindle-shaped, amphicoronate tentacles; no intertentacular web; gonophores borne on cauli of hydranths, no gonothecae.  [details]