Sertularella curta Galea & Schories, 2014

Horia R. Galea, Dirk Schories, Verena Häussermann & Günter Försterra, 2017, Taxonomic revision of the genus Sertularella (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) from southern South America and the subantarctic, with descriptions of five new species, Revue suisse de Zoologie 124 (2), pp. 255-321: 272-273

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10.5281/zenodo.893519

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Sertularella curta Galea & Schories, 2014
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Sertularella curta Galea & Schories, 2014 

Fig. 7M, NView Fig. 7

Sertularella curta Galea & Schories, 2014 in Galea et al., 2014  : 34, figs 6D-E, 7C.

Sertularella geniculata  . – Leloup, 1974: 28, fig. 23 [non Sertularella geniculata Hincks, 1874  = Sertularella tenella ( Alder, 1857)  ].

Material examined: MHNG-INVE-86236; Chile, Región de Antofagasta, Taltal, -25.38333° -70.51667°, 12-20 m, coll. D. Schories, lot #24; 24.04.2012; a 1.8 cm high, male colony (holotype). – MHNG- INVE-86237; Chile, Región de Antofagasta, Taltal, -25.38333° -70.51667°, 12-20 m, coll. D. Schories, lot #25; 22.04.2012; a 1.6 cm high, male colony (paratype).

Description: Colonies arising from creeping, branching stolon. Stems erect, up to 1.8 cm high, monosiphonic; basal part very short and ahydrothecate, either smooth or with up to 4 annuli; remainder of stem slightly geniculate, divided into short internodes by means of inconspicuous constrictions of the perisarc; a hydrotheca to the distal end of each internode. Side branches, when present (up to 3 per stem), short and arising irregularly from below a stem hydrotheca, either in front or the rear side of the colony; occasionally, the branches arise from within the stem hydrothecae; up to 2nd order branching observed. Hydrothecae biseriate, alternate, fusiform, adnate for about 2/3rd their length to the corresponding internode; free adaxial wall with about 3 transverse ridges prolonged abaxially; abaxial wall slightly concave, aperture expanding below rim, and perpendicular to long axis of the theca; margin with 4 equally-developed, triangular cusps separated by rounded, moderately-deep embayments; a 4-flapped operculum; 3 internal, submarginal cusps (2 latero-adaxial, 1 abaxial), not always noticeable. Gonothecae (only male known) originating from below the hydrothecal bases; ovoid-fusiform, walls with 6-7 transverse ridges, aperture surrounded by 4 perisarc projections.

Dimensions: Internodes 340-490 μm long and 170- 210 μm wide at nodes. Hydrothecal free adaxial length 345-380 μm, adnate adaxial length 230-270 μm, abaxial length 485-515 μm, maximum width 250-270 μm, diameter at aperture 210-230 μm. Male gonotheca 1440-1660 μm long and 575-620 μm wide.

Remarks: The gonotheca of this species is illustrated by Galea et al. (2014, fig. 7C).

Distribution: Chile – Región de Antofagasta [Bahía de Tocopilla ( Leloup, 1974, as S. geniculata  ), Taltal ( Galea et al., 2014)].

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Leptothecata

Family

Sertulariidae

Genus

Sertularella

Loc

Sertularella curta Galea & Schories, 2014

Horia R. Galea, Dirk Schories, Verena Häussermann & Günter Försterra 2017

2017
Loc

Sertularella curta

Galea & Schories, 2014 in Galea et al. 2014

2014
Loc

Sertularella geniculata

Hincks 1874

1874
Loc

Sertularella geniculata

Hincks 1874

1874
Loc

Sertularella tenella (

Alder 1857

1857