Eudendrium elsaeoswaldae (Stechow, 1921)
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Family:  Eudendriidae ()
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Environment:  pelagic; marine; depth range 20 - 20 m
Distribution:  Mediterranean: Italy.
Diagnosis:  Colonies large and unfascicled, with long stems, branches and pedicels; hydranths elongated; complementary nematocysts atrichous isorhizas. Only immature blastostyles of both sexes observed; males reducing tentacles in course of development, females with normal number of tentacles and unbranched spadix (Ref. 3086).
Biology:  Occurs at a depth of 20 m (Ref. 3112). 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: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 02.03.07

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