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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpitidae Goldfuss, 1818 
AphiaID: 20790

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 editorAnthoathecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata (Suborder)
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Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChondrophora Totton, 1954 † (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscalidae Haeckel, 1888a (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpalidae Haeckel, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpitae (incorrect family name formation, emended to Porpitidae by Guilding (1828))
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpitellidae Haeckel, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelellidae Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Sources  basis of record Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcies Lesson, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmenista Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmenistari Carburi, 1757 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmenistarium Costa, 1841 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmenistarius Costa, 1835 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChrysomitra Gegenbaur, 1857 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiscomitra Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDisconalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhyllodoce Browne, 1789 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolybrachionia Guilding, 1828 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpema Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpitella Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRataria Eschscholtz, 1829; accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRatis Lesson, 1830 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelaria Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Columnae, 1616 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent + fossil
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydroid colonial, mobile, when mature floating on water surface, with a chitinous internal skeleton, forming a floating chamber, covered by mantle, hydranths polymorphic on underside of float, one central, large, atentaculate gastrozooid; surrounded by gastro-gonozooids and dactylozooids; tentacles capitate or reduced to nematocyst patches.
Medusa with evenly-rounded bell; four or eight radial canals and an equal number of exumbrellar nematocystcyst tracks containing stenoteles, nematocyst tracks originating from marginal bulbs; circular canal present; manubrium short, conical; mouth circular; gonads perradial or irregularly arranged perradially and interradially; two opposite thin marginal tentacles terminating in large spherical nematocyst knob, with or without an additional adaxially oriented short tentacle developed from tentaculiferous bulbs; two or six small marginal bulbs without tentacles; ocelli lacking; cndome comprising spherical stenoteles, macrobasic euryteles and atrichous haplonemes; zooxanthellae generally present. [details]
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Family Porpitidae
Family Porpitidae
Schematic organisation of the Porpitidae, from Schuchert (2010)
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:20790
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-04-28 06:22:10Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2014). Porpitidae Goldfuss, 1818. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=20790 on 2014-08-29
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