Pandeidae

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Pandeidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydroozoa
Order: Anthomedusae
Suborder: Filifera
Family: Pandeidae
Haeckel, 1879 [1]
Genera
See text
Synonyms[1]

Hydrichthyidae
Pandeiidae (lapsus)

Pandeidae is a family of hydroids in the class Hydrozoa. Like other jellyfish there is usually a mature medusa form which is pelagic and reproduces sexually and a hydroid or polyp form which is often benthic and reproduces asexually by budding.[2]

Characteristics[edit]

Members of this family have bell-shaped medusae with a four-part manubrium or sub-umbrella, a mouth with four plain or pleated lips and four, often broad, radial canals. The gonads are smooth or folded and positioned on the walls of the manubrium and sometimes extend onto the radial canals. There are fine, hollow tentacles along the margin of the bell, mostly growing from small carrot-shaped bulbs. The hydroids have threadlike tentacles.[3]

Genera[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species recognises the following genera:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Pandeidae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  2. ^ Hydromedusae C. E. Mills. Retrieved 2011-10-10.
  3. ^ Family Pandeidae Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2011-10-10.