Hydrozoa taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRathkeidae Russell, 1953 
AphiaID: 19485

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydroidolina > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthoathecata > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFilifera
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFilifera
Sources  original description Russell, F.S., 1953. The medusae of the British Isles. Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae, Limnomedusae, Trachymedusae and Narcomedusae. : 1-530, pls. 1-35. [details]

redescription Schuchert, P. 2007. The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Filifera part 2. Revue suisse de Zoologie 114: 195-396, available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/128673#page/25/mode/1up [details]

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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAllorathkea Schmidt, 1972
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLizzia Forbes, 1846
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodocorynoides Schuchert, 2007
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPseudorathkea Xu & Huang, 1990
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRathkea Brandt, 1837

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCubogaster Haeckel, 1879 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCytaeis Eschscholtz, 1829
Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRathkia Brandt, 1837 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRathkea Brandt, 1837
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Medusa bell-shaped, manubrium either with four elongated lips forming simple or branched oral arms with terminal knobs, or perradial unbranched oral tentacles inserted vertically or very oblique at level of mouth margin; immature animals with or without orthogonally arranged interradial medusa buds. With four or eight radial canals and a circular canal. Usually eight bulbs, interradial ones with more than one tentacle, rarely only four bulbs and four tentacles Ocelli absent. Gonads encircle manubrium completely
Hydroids (where known) colonial, arising from ramified stolons. Hydranths monomorphic, without pedicel, with one whorl of filiform tentacles. Medusa buds arise from stolons, or more rarely from base of hydranths. [details]
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Family Rathkeaidae - Genus Rathkea: typical medusa and polyp
Family Rathkeaidae - G...
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:19485
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2014). Rathkeidae Russell, 1953. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database at http://www.marinespecies.org/hydrozoa/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=19485 on 2014-07-29