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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlackfordiidae Bouillon, 1984 
AphiaID: 22793

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 editorLeptothecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlackfordiidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptothecata
Sources  original description Bouillon, J., 1984a. RĂ©vision de la famille des Phialuciidae (Kramp, 1955) (Leptomedusae, Hydrozoa, Cnidaria), avec un essai de classification des Thecatae-Leptomedusae Indo-Malayan Zool. 1 1: 1-24.
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBlackfordia Mayer, 1910
Environment marine
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis 
Medusa with small and short manubrium; mouth with four long, drawn-out lips; numerous hollow tentacles; tentacle gastrodermis extending inwards from bell margin into bell mesogloea; four radial canals; gonads cover radial canals completely; no permanent rudimentary tentacles; numerous closed statocysts.
Hydroid colony stolonal, rarely slightly ramified; hydrotheca with diaphragm; operculum composed of numerous, converging, triangular flaps, showing no clear demarcation from hydrothecal margin; hydranth with one whorl of 12-16 filiform tentacles, with membranous intertentacular web; gonothecae developing on stem or on hydranth stalk, one medusa in each gonotheca. [details]
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Family Blackfordiidae
Family Blackfordiidae
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22793
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2010-09-08 12:01:38Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2013-05-21 11:03:14Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2013). Blackfordiidae Bouillon, 1984. In: Schuchert, P. (2017). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22793 on 2017-09-20
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