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Bougainvilliidae

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Cnidaria
Cladus: Medusozoa
Classis: Hydrozoa
Ordo: Hydroida
Subordo: Anthomedusae
Familia: Bougainvilliidae
Genus: Aselomaris - Bimeria - Bougainvillia - Bythotiara - Calyptospadix - Chiarella - Dicoryne - Garveia - Koellikerina - Lizzella - Lizzia - Meator - Nemopsis - Pandea - Perigonimus - Rhizorhagium - Thamnostoma

Name

Bougainvilliidae L├╝tken, 1850
References

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Bougainvilliidae is a family of marine hydroids in the class Hydrozoa. Members of the family are found worldwide.[2] There are sixteen accepted genera and about ninety three species.[3]

Description

Hydroids in this family can be solitary or colonial. When colonial, the hydranths or hydroid polyps are either linked by stolons or are branched. The hydranths have one or more whorls of fine tentacles. The gonophores are free-living medusae or are fixed sporosacs. The medusae are bell-shaped with a circular mouth and branched oral tentacles inserted above the rim of the mouth, ending in clusters of nematocysts.[1]

Genera

Bimeria Wright, 1859
Bougainvillia Lesson, 1830
Chiarella Maas, 1897
Dicoryne Allman, 1859
Garveia Wright, 1859
Koellikerina Kramp, 1939
Millardiana Wedler & Larson, 1986
Nemopsis Agassiz, 1849
Nubiella Bouillon, 1980
Pachycordyle Weismann, 1883
Parawrightia Warren, 1907
Rhizorhagium M. Sars, 1874
Silhouetta Millard & Bouillon, 1973
Thamnostoma Haeckel, 1879
Velkovrhia Matjasic & Sket, 1971 [1]


References

^ a b c d World Register of Marine Species
^ Encyclopedia of Life
^ British Database of World Flora and Fauna

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