Sertularella simplex (Hutton, 1873),

Otto M. P. Oliveira, Thaís P. Miranda, Enilma M. Araujo, Patricia Ayón, Cristina M. Cedeño-Posso, Amancay A. Cepeda-Mercado, Pab, 2016, Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters, Zootaxa 4194 (1), pp. 1-256: 121-122

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by


scientific name

Sertularella simplex (Hutton, 1873)


Sertularella simplex (Hutton, 1873) 

Synonyms in the area:? Sertularella ellisii  f. lagenoides —Leloup 1974 p. 28 [polyp]; Sertularella peregrina  —Leloup 1974 p. 31–32 [polyp].

Remarks: Galea & Schories (2012a p. 46) considered that “Leloup’s (1974) material assigned to both S. ellisi  f. lagenoides and S. peregrina  may belong to either this species [ Sertularella  sp.] or S. mixta  , since no measurements allowing a reliable comparison were provided by this author”. Moreover, Sertularella peregrina Bale, 1926  is considered a synonym of Sertularia simplex  in WoRMS (Schuchert 2016). Given the uncertainties about these records, we conservatively include them in the synonym of S. simplex  , pending more detailed study.

Distribution in South America: polyp—Pacific Ocean, Chile, at north of Coquimbo and in Puerto Melinka, Guaitecas Archipelago (Leloup 1974 p. 28, 31–32).

Habitat: polyp—on algae (Leloup 1974 p. 28, 31–32).