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Posted by Chris on September 13, 2007 at 19:46:54:

In Reply to: Garveia annulata (Orange hydroid) growing on Calliarthron tuberculosum posted by Elaine on September 13, 2007 at 17:48:13:

I wish I had gotten a close-up. Thank you for adding yours.

The large spherical objects near the center of the colony are gonozooids. Apparently this species does not release free-swimming medusae as most hydriods do. See reefs.org page for good detail with diagrams. Search for Garveia annulata on the page.



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