Tubularia

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Tubularia
PSM V08 D029 Nutritive bud of tubularia indivisa.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Anthomedusae
Family: Tubulariidae
Genus: Tubularia
Linnaeus, 1758

Tubularia is a genus of hydroids that appear to be furry pink tufts or balls at the end of long strings, thus causing them to be sometimes be called "pink-mouthed" or "pink-hearted" hydroids. T. larynx is described as:

The stems are tubular, with a yellowish coloured tegument and are branched at the base. The polyp colour is pale pink through to red, and consists of a central circlet of oral tentacles surrounded by paler but larger aboral tentacles.[1]

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  1. ^ "Cnidaria-Sea Anemones and Hydroids". Retrieved 2007-02-19.