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Abylidae L. Agassiz, 1862

135336  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135336)

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Family
Subfamily Abylinae L. Agassiz, 1862
  » Genus Abyla Quoy & Gaimard, 1827
  » Genus Ceratocymba Chun, 1888
  » Genus Amphiroa Blainville, 1830 accepted as Abyla Quoy & Gaimard, 1827
  » Genus Cymba Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 accepted as Ceratocymba Chun, 1888 (invalid junior homonym of Cymba Sowerby, 1826 [Mollusca])
  » Genus Diphyabyla Lens & van Riemsdijk, 1908 accepted as Ceratocymba Chun, 1888
  » Genus Nacella Blainville, 1830 accepted as Ceratocymba Chun, 1888 (invalid junior homonym of Nacella Schumacher, 1817 [Mollusca])
  » Genus Nacelle Blainville, 1830 accepted as Ceratocymba Chun, 1888 (French version of Cymba)
  » Genus Pseudabyla Sears, 1953 accepted as Abyla Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (based on two aberrant anterior nectophores that might come from an Abyla specimen, or might not, but whichever is the case, they have never been found again)
  » Genus Pseudocymba Sears, 1953 accepted as Ceratocymba Chun, 1888 (Based on aberrant pathological anterior nectophores with either two few facets or some missing or incomplete ridges; they could perhaps have come from Ceratocymba specimens, but such nectophores have never been found again)
Subfamily Abylopsinae Totton, 1954
  » Genus Abylopsis Chun, 1888
  » Genus Bassia L. Agassiz, 1862
  » Genus Enneagonum Quoy & Gaimard, 1827
  » Genus Abylopsoides Sears, 1953 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888 (based on four abberrant pathological anterior nectophores never found again)
  » Genus Aglaisma Eschscholtz, 1829 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888
  » Genus Aglaismoides Huxley, 1859 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888
  » Genus Aglaja Eschscholtz, 1825 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888 (not in use)
  » Genus Calpe Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888 ( preoccupied by Calpe Treitschke 1825 [Lepidoptera])
  » Genus Chunia Mayer, 1900 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888
  » Genus Cuboides Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 accepted as Enneagonum Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (synonym)
  » Genus Halopyramis Chun, 1888 accepted as Enneagonum Quoy & Gaimard, 1827 (synonym)
  » Genus Plethosoma Lesson & Garnot, 1826 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888
  » Genus Pseudabylopsis Sears, 1953 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888 (an aberrant pathological anterior nectophore, perhaps from a specimen of Abylopsis; never found again)
  » Genus Pyramis Otto, 1823 accepted as Abylopsis Chun, 1888 (preoccupied by Pyramis Bolten 1798 [Mollusca])
  » Genus Sphenoides Huxley, 1859 accepted as Bassia L. Agassiz, 1862
marine
Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/54510#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 372 [details]   
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Abylidae L. Agassiz, 1862. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135336 on 2018-11-19
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original description Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/54510#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 372 [details]   

additional source Totton, A. K. 1965. A Synopsis of the Siphonophora. London, British Museum (Natural History). Pp. 230. [details]   

redescription Sears, M. (1953). Notes on siphonophores. 2. A revision of the Abylinae. <em>Bulletin of the Museum of comparative Zo├Âlogy of Harvard College.</em> 109: 1-119., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/24259#page/13/mode/1up [details]   
 
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Diagnosis Calycophorae which develop a temporary larval bract before the larval nectophore, the latter is retained in the polygastric stage as the anterior nectophore. All but one species develop a second (definitive) nectophore, the posterior one, which is usually considerably larger than the anterior one and does not possess a somatocyst. The nectophores are ridged and angular, the posterior one usually bearing serrated ridges and teeth. The hydroecium of the anterior nectophore is an enclosed tube opening basally.  [details]