Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; depth range 10 - 20 m (Ref. 3086). Tropical
Southwest Atlantic: Brazil. Mediterranean: Italy and France.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Small and delicate, sparingly branched colonies; complementary nematocysts; macrobasic euryteles; male blastostyles not reduced, bearing a few two-chambered sporosacs (Ref. 3086).
Occurs at depths of 10 to 20 m on algae, hydroids and bryozoans (Ref. 3093). 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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.
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 17.4 - 26.1, mean 19 (based on 376 cells).