Hydrozoa | Leptothecata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 25 m (Ref. 86643). Tropical
Western Central Pacific and Western Atlantic: New Caledonia, Brazil, Belize and Bermuda. Tropical and subtropical.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Known from mangroves (Ref. 86642), tidal inlets, exposed areas of bays, including any ledges at their entrance, sounds, caves, shallow coastal benthic habitats (< 25 m) and surface or near surface water layers, including porpitids and the halopelagic Sargassum fauna (Ref.86643). Also found in Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, in patch reefs, Thalassia beds, low spur and groove zones, sand trough, outer ridge and fore-reef slopes on algae, Thalassia blades and substrates composed of dead corals and gorgonians at depths of 4 to 18 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage (Ref. 87156). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 12th May to 15th May, during which the sample collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 87156).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 12th May to 15th May, during which the sample collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 87156).
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
): 23.8 - 28.2, mean 27.2 (based on 1089 cells).