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Chelophyes appendiculata: Siphonophorae, Diphyidae

Chelophyes appendiculata: Siphonophorae, Diphyidae
Description: Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Siphonophorae, Diphyidae) from the Mediterranean (Villefranche-sur-Mer), about 2 cm. This is an extraordinary rapid swimmer for a medusa-like organism. It is composed of two successive swimming bells. The part resembling a bead-string is the siphosome with the gastrozooids.

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Source: http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/mhng/hydrozoa/hydrozoa-directory.htm
Author: Schuchert, Peter
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HydrozoaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17
SiphonophoraeChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17
Chelophyes Totton, 1932Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17
Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829)Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17

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