WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCampanulinidae Hincks, 1868

1607 (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1607)
accepted
Family
marine
Hincks, Th., 1868. A history of the British hydroid zoophytes.London, John van Voorst. Volume 1 : i-lxviii + 1-338, volume 2: pls 1-67., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/178968#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 168 [details]  OpenAccess publication 
Schuchert, P. (2015). Campanulinidae. In: Schuchert, P. (2017). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1607 on 2017-11-25

Date
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
created
db_admin
2009-09-23 12:46:56Z
changed
2013-05-21 11:03:14Z
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2015-06-18 11:20:01Z
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original description Hincks, Th., 1868. A history of the British hydroid zoophytes.London, John van Voorst. Volume 1 : i-lxviii + 1-338, volume 2: pls 1-67., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/178968#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 168 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record Howson, C. M.; Picton, B. E. (1997). The species directory of the marine fauna and flora of the British Isles and surrounding seas. Ulster Museum Publication, 276. The Ulster Museum: Belfast, UK. ISBN 0-948150-06-8. vi, 508 (+ cd-rom) pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification Campanulinidae is likely only a temporary taxon and could disappear in future. Its unsettled position stems from the fact that several families of Leptothecata have identical polyp stages of the simple "campanulinid-type",differing only in their medusa stages. When such hydroids lose the medusa stage during evolution, there is no way tell where the polyp actually belongs to. Molecular phylogenetic investigations will have to resolve the status of such hydroids and the taxon Campanulinidae.
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydroid colony stolonal or branched; hydrotheca usually campanulate or cylindrical, adnate or upright, with or without pedicel, always covered by operculum of several triangular flaps, distinctly demarcated from hydrotheca or not; with or without diaphragm; with or without nematophores; gonophores as fixed sporosacs or as free medusae. [details]