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Re: So what kind of hydroid is this?


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Posted by Chris on September 13, 2007 at 23:26:06:

In Reply to: So what kind of hydroid is this? posted by Elaine on September 13, 2007 at 22:44:09:

I think it is a young colony of Hydractinia milleri (Hedgehog Hydroid).

See a more mature colony in the picture below:

Hydractinia milleri (Hedgehog Hydroid) from Santa Cruz Island
Hydractinia milleri (Hedgehog Hydroid) from Santa Cruz Island


The color is a bit different but the morphology is very close.


Perhaps it is Sarsia tubulosa (synomyms: Syncorne mirabilis, Corne mirabilis), however I I don't have any good pictures close-up pictures of that species. The description "many unbranched and smooth stems" could apply.



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