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Leuckartiara cf. octonema medusa, from Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
Leuckartiara cf. octonema medusa, from Ambon, Moluccas, Indonesia
Description This medusa is likely Leuckartiara octonema, although it differs from the type specimen in having only one small bulb between tentacle pairs and it has an ocellus The differences are here interpreted as intraspecific or age-related differences. The identification as L . octonema and the distinction from the very simialr L. octona is primarly based on the characteristic red pigment on the abaxial side of the tentacle bulbs [comment P. Schuchert, 2018] Author Ianniello, Linda ·  JPG file - 73.85 kB - 681 x 659 pixelsmore
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Artist: Linda Ianniello
Copyright Holder: © 2018 Linda Ianniello
added on 2018-11-06138 viewsHydrozoa taxaDigital photo, entire species Leuckartiara octonema Xu, Huang & Guo, 2007checked Schuchert, Peter 2018-11-06 © 2018 Ianniello, Linda
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