Chelophyes appendiculata: Siphonophorae, Diphyidae
Description: Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Siphonophorae, Diphyidae) from the Mediterranean (Villefranche-sur-Mer), about 2 cm. This is an extraordinary rapid swimmer for a medusa-like organism. It is composed of two successive swimming bells. The part resembling a bead-string is the siphosome with the gastrozooids.
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Author: Schuchert, Peter
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Hydrozoachecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17