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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Source: http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/mhng/hydrozoa/hydrozoa-directory.htmAuthor Schuchert, PeterJPG file - 40.95 kB - 700 x 400 pixelsadded on 2006-12-212 033 viewsWoRMS taxa Hydrozoachecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Siphonophoraechecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Chelophyes Totton, 1932checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829)checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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