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Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862

22798  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:22798)

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  1. Genus Melicertoides Kramp, 1959
  2. Genus Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862
  3. Genus Netocertoides Mayer, 1900
  4. Genus Melicerta Péron & Lesueur, 1810 accepted as Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862 (preoccupied by Melicerta Schrank, 1803 [Rotatoria])
  5. Genus Melicertidium Haeckel, 1879 accepted as Melicertum sensu L. Agassiz, 1862 (synonym)
  6. Genus Orchistomella Kramp, 1959 (uncertain > taxon inquirendum)
marine, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16068829
page(s): 349 [details]   
Schuchert, P. (2024). World Hydrozoa Database. Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=22798 on 2024-03-01
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original description Agassiz, L. (1862). Contributions to the natural history of the United States of America. <em>Little Brown, Boston.</em> 4: 1-380, pls 1-19., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/16068829
page(s): 349 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

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 Medusa with broad manubrium base; eight simple or bifurcated radial canals; marginal tentacles hollow; no cirri, no statocysts, no cordyli; with or without ocelli.
Hydroid stolonal or sparingly branched, arising from creeping hydrorhiza; perisarc thinning away completely below hydranth base, no hydrotheca; hydranth naked, large, spindle-shaped, amphicoronate tentacles; no intertentacular web; gonophores borne on cauli of hydranths, no gonothecae.  [details]
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Japanese ハナクラゲモドキ科  [details]