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Hydrozoa taxon details

Porpitidae Goldfuss, 1818

20790  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:20790)

accepted
Family
Porpitae (incorrect family name formation, emended to Porpitidae by Guilding (1828))
Genus Porpita Lamarck, 1801
Genus Velella Lamarck, 1801

Genus Acies Lesson, 1830 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Armenista Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Armenistari Carburi, 1757 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (not binomial)
Genus Armenistarium Costa, 1841 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (emendation of Armenistarius Costa, 1835)
Genus Armenistarius Costa, 1835 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (emendation of Armenistari Carburi, 1757)
Genus Chrysomitra Gegenbaur, 1857 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Discalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Discomitra Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Disconalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Phyllodoce Browne, 1789 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (invalid name, published in a suppressed work, ICZN Opinion 89)
Genus Polybrachionia Guilding, 1828 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Porpalia Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Porpema Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Porpitella Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (invalid junior homonym of Porpitella Pomel, 1883 [Echinodermata])
Genus Rataria Eschscholtz, 1829 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Ratis Lesson, 1830 accepted as Porpita Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Genus Velaria Haeckel, 1888 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (preoccupied for Porifera)
Genus Velella Columnae, 1616 accepted as Velella Lamarck, 1801 (not binomial)
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent + fossil
Not documented
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Porpitidae Goldfuss, 1818. Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/hydrozoa/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=20790 on 2018-11-14
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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. <i>Thalassia Salent. 24</i>: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Diagnosis Hydroid colonial, mobile, when mature floating on water surface, with a chitinous internal skeleton, forming a floating chamber, covered by mantle, hydranths polymorphic on underside of float, one central, large, atentaculate gastrozooid; surrounded by gastro-gonozooids and dactylozooids; tentacles capitate or reduced to nematocyst patches.
Medusa with evenly-rounded bell; four or eight radial canals and an equal number of exumbrellar nematocystcyst tracks containing stenoteles, nematocyst tracks originating from marginal bulbs; circular canal present; manubrium short, conical; mouth circular; gonads perradial or irregularly arranged perradially and interradially; two opposite thin marginal tentacles terminating in large spherical nematocyst knob, with or without an additional adaxially oriented short tentacle developed from tentaculiferous bulbs; two or six small marginal bulbs without tentacles; ocelli lacking; cndome comprising spherical stenoteles, macrobasic euryteles and atrichous haplonemes; zooxanthellae generally present. [details]