Heterocoryne caribbensis Welder & Larson, 1986, Welder & Larson, 1986

Galea, Horia R., 2013, New additions to the shallow-water hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) of the French Lesser Antilles: Martinique, Zootaxa 3686 (1), pp. 1-50: 9

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3686.1.1

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5263571

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scientific name

Heterocoryne caribbensis Welder & Larson, 1986
status

 

Heterocoryne caribbensis Welder & Larson, 1986  

(Pl. 1 G–I; Fig. 2 M)

Heterocoryne caribbensis Wedler & Larson, 1986: 75   , fig. 2.― Petersen, 1990: 132.

Material examined. Stn. 2, 22.ii.2012, 3– 13 m, M 243: a fertile colony on sponge (MHNG-INVE- 82911).

Remarks. After its description by Wedler & Larson (1986), Petersen (1990) discussed the relationship between Sphaerocoryne Pictet, 1893   and Heterocoryne Wedler & Larson, 1986   , indicating that the trophosome of the latter is solely distinguished from the former through its trifid arrangement of the tentacles (Pl. 1 I). The cnidome of the polyp (not previously reported) is composed of: 1) small [(10.3 –11.0)×(6.5–6.8) µm] and large [(17.8–18.7)×(12.6–13.5) µm] stenoteles; 2) desmonemes, (8.2–8.4)×(4.4–4.9) µm. No nematocysts could be found in the medusoid.

Geographical distribution. Puerto Rico ( Wedler & Larson 1986), Guadeloupe (Galea, unpublished results), Martinique (present study).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Sphaerocorynidae

Genus

Heterocoryne

Loc

Heterocoryne caribbensis Welder & Larson, 1986

Galea, Horia R. 2013
2013
Loc

Heterocoryne caribbensis

Petersen 1990: 132
Wedler 1986: 75
1986