Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 3086). Tropical
Eastern Pacific, Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Complementary nematocysts (i.e. nematocysts other than small microbasic euryteles) heterotrichous anisorhizas; female blastostyles completely reduced (sometimes a few degenerated tentacles remaining on top), spadix bifurcated, mature eggs scattered along the pedicel thickened by a perisarc capsule typically fenestrated; male blastostyles completely reduced (Ref. 3086).
Found from intertidal to a depth of 20 m, on artificial substrates and rocks (Ref. 3100). Known from tidal inlets, sounds, caves and shallow coastal benthic habitats (< 25 m) (Ref. 86643). Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 13).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Reproduction occurs only in hydroid stage (Ref. 1663, p. 13).
Marques, A.C., A.L. Peña Cantero and W. Vervoort. 2000. (Ref. 3086)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
| FishSource |
Estimates of some properties based on models
): 10.1 - 28.1, mean 25.1 (based on 1579 cells).