Eudendrium aylingae (Watson, 1985)
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Family:  Eudendriidae ()
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Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Australia and Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Colonies dioecious, arborescent, up to 10 cm in height, at times planar; main stems unfascicled. Hydrocauli arising from creeping hydrorhiza; branches delicate, more or less regular, occurring over entire hydrocaulus, up to 2nd order branches present; pedicels arising from main stem or 1st order branches.
Biology:  Members of the order Anthoathecata are mostly colonial A-form hydroids. Life cycle: The zygote develops into planula inside the gonophore and is later released as an actinula which metamorphoses into polyp stage (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 01.05.07

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