WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalellidae Stechow, 1922

266991  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:266991)

accepted
Family
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalella Stechow, 1919

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalea Nutting, 1906 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBalella Stechow, 1919 (preoccupied by Balea Prideaux, 1844 [Gastropoda])
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Stechow, E., 1922. Zur Systematik der Hydrozoen, Stromatoporen, Siphonophoren, Anthozoen und Ctenophoren. Arch. Naturgesch. -88 3: 141-155., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47606#page/507/mode/1up [details]   
Schuchert, P. (2010). Balellidae Stechow, 1922. In: Schuchert, P. (2017). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=266991 on 2017-12-12

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2008-01-10 07:31:11Z
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2009-04-28 12:00:23Z
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2010-09-03 11:32:00Z
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original description Stechow, E., 1922. Zur Systematik der Hydrozoen, Stromatoporen, Siphonophoren, Anthozoen und Ctenophoren. Arch. Naturgesch. -88 3: 141-155., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/47606#page/507/mode/1up [details]   

basis of record Bouillon, J.; Gravili, C.; Pagès, F.; Gili, J.-M.; Boero, F. (2006). An introduction to Hydrozoa. Mémoires du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, 194. Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle: Paris, France. ISBN 2-85653-580-1. 591 + 1 cd-rom pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydroid colonies erect, branched, polysiphonic. Hydranths polymorphic. Gastrozooids with club-shaped body and with two well separated whorls of tentacles. Gonozooids with either one tentacle or none, with one whorl of gonophores. Dactylozooids small, tentacle- like. Gonophores released as immature medusae. Young medusa with four filiform tentacles, manubrium simple.  [details]