Hebella

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: 16

publication ID

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

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:17A93C58-F09C-484A-A26A-F4F27BC91A6C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5263615

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/D6410C37-BF44-FFFA-FF36-FB1BFCA7F945

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Hebella
status

 

Hebella   sp. 4

( Fig. 4 View FIGURE 4. A C, J)

Material examined. Stn. 7, 23.i.2012, 6 m, M012: sterile colony growing over varied debris fixed on a portion of fishing wire.

Remarks. Hydrorhiza creeping, giving rise to short, smooth pedicels, each carrying a 520–730 µm long and 310–365 µm wide hydrotheca; margin slightly flaring, 360–400 µm wide at aperture. The cnidome comprises four types of capsules: 1) small, ovoid microbasic heteronemes, ca. 5.0× 2.6 µm, of rare occurrence in the coenosarc; 2) fusiform microbasic mastigophores, (6.1–6.9)× 2.1 µm, abundant in the tentacles and the coenosarc; 3) tubular microbasic mastigophores with a rather prominent, lateral "beak" at insertion of the shaft, ca. 6.6 × 2.1 µm, rarely occurring in the coenosarc; 4) large, elongate-ovoid microbasic heteronemes, (17.8–18.6)×(5.3–5.8) µm, abundant in the hydrorhiza.

Geographical distribution. Only known from Martinique.