Schematic organisation of the Porpitidae, from Schuchert (2010)
Description Schema of a hypothetical Porpitidae showing the principal elements of the hydroid phase, in black common gastrocoel. Modified after Delage & Hérouard (1901). (1) Gastrozooid. (2) Gonozooid. (3) Dactylozooid. (4) Pneumatophore or float with air-chambers. (5) Mantle. (6) Central organ, upper layer called "liver", middle layer with nematoblasts, and lower layer ("kidney"). (7) Pores (stigmata) leading into air-chambers. (8) Limbus or part of mantle not supported by chondrophore.Author Schuchert, PeterJPG file - 1.24 MB - 3 008 x 2 056 pixelsadded on 2013-07-31362 viewsWoRMS taxaPorpitidae Goldfuss, 1818checked Schuchert, Peter 2013-07-31 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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