Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Sessile; depth range 0 - 215 m (Ref. 116114). Tropical
Atlantic, Pacific Oceans, Caribbean and the Mediterranean.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.3 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)
Neritic (Ref. 116114). Found in reef crests on algae, floating Sargassum or substrates composed of dead corals and gorgonians. In Belize, it is found at depth of 0.2 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 14). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is 15th May, during which the samples collected had gonophores or medusa buds (Ref. 087156).
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100).