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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophoridae Eschscholtz, 1829 
AphiaID: 135348

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSiphonophorae (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysonectae (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophoridae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysonectae
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophorae (synonym)
Sources  original description Eschscholtz, F. 1829. System der Acalephen. Eine ausführliche Beschreibung aller medusenartigen Strahltiere. Ferdinand Dümmler, Berlin, pp. 1-190, 116 pls., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/40493#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 139, in part [details]

redescription Pugh, P. R. 2005. A new species of Physophora (Siphonophora: Physonectae: Physophoridae) from the North Atlantic, with comments on related species. Systematics and Biodiversity 2 3: 251-270.
page(s): 270 [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophora Forsskål, 1775

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscolabe Eschscholtz, 1829 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophora Forsskål, 1775
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyssophora Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysophora Forsskål, 1775
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Physonect siphonophores with a vertical nectosome, nectophores budded off on ventral side of stem, with complexly contoured lateral radial canals. Pallial canal with ascending and descending branches.
The siphosome is expanded laterally into a spiral sac, on the outer rim of which are placed the cormidial groups, arranged approximately in three spirals, with the palpons forming all or part of the uppermost spiral. Each cormidium is comprised of a gastrozooid, with a tentacle bearing characteristic tentilla, and with or without bracts attached to its peduncle; three large palpons or buds thereof; and a single blastostyle that immediately divides into two branches, one bearing male and the other female gonophores (monoecious).
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Family Physophoridae: Physophora hydrostatica
Family Physophoridae: ...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135348
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Mapstone, Gill
2006-01-27 08:54:21Z  checked  Mapstone, Gill
2014-01-03 19:17:38Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Physophoridae Eschscholtz, 1829. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135348 on 2014-12-27
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