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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertidae Agassiz, 1862 
AphiaID: 22798

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 editorMelicertidae (Family)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptothecata
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertidae Agassiz, 1862
Sources  original description Agassiz, L. 1862a. Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. Vol. IV. Little Brown, Boston, pp. 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/54510#page/9/mode/1up
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertoides Kramp, 1959
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNetocertoides Mayer, 1900
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrchistomella Kramp, 1959

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicerta PĂ©ron & Lesueur, 1810 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertidium Haeckel, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862
Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Medusa with broad manubrium base; eight simple or bifurcated radial canals; marginal tentacles hollow; no cirri, no statocysts, no cordyli; with or without ocelli. Hydroid stolonal or sparingly branched, arising from creeping hydrorhiza stolonal; perisarc thinning away completely below hydranth base, no hydrotheca; hydranth naked, large, spindle-shaped, amphicoronate tentacles; no intertentacular web; gonophores borne on hydranth column, no gonothecae.  [details]
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Melicertum octocostatum
Melicertum octocostatum
Family Melicertidae: typical medusa and polyp
Family Melicertidae: t...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22798
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2011-03-11 07:10:22Z  checked  Schuchert, Peter
2013-05-21 11:03:14Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2016-03-11 07:17:01Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2016). Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862. In: Schuchert, P. (2016). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22798 on 2016-07-02
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