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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
Source  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 editorMelicertoides Kramp, 1959
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicertum L. Agassiz, 1862
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNetocertoides Mayer, 1900
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOrchistomella Kramp, 1959
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis 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. Medusa with broad manubrium base; eight simple or bifurcated radial canals; marginal tentacles hollow; no cirri, statocysts or cordyli; with or without ocelli.  [details]
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Family Melicertidae: typical medusa and polyp
Family Melicertidae: t...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22798
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Date   action   by
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
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2014). Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22798 on 2014-12-18
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