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Lytocarpia formosa Rusty feathered hydroid



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lexID:
11575 
Scientific:
Lytocarpia formosa 
German:
Nesselfarn 
English:
Rusty feathered hydroid 
Category:
Hydroids 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Hydrozoa (Class) > Leptothecata (Order) > Aglaopheniidae (Family) > Lytocarpia (Genus) > formosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Busk, 1851) 
Occurrence:
South-Africa 
Sea depth:
1 - 15 Meter 
Size:
0.39" - 11.81" (1cm - 30cm) 
Temperature:
50 °F - 55.4 °F (10°C - 13°C) 
Food:
Filter feeder, Plankton 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Lytocarpia acuta
  • Lytocarpia alata
  • Lytocarpia angulosa
  • Lytocarpia annandalei
  • Lytocarpia armata
  • Lytocarpia bathyalis
  • Lytocarpia benedicti
  • Lytocarpia bispinosa
  • Lytocarpia brevirostris
  • Lytocarpia calycifera
 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2018-06-11 20:40:57 

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Lytocarpia formosa (Busk, 1851)

Rysty red-brown in colour. Often grows on seaweeds , and is apparently able to penetrate their tissues with its rootlets.This Hydroza is a filterfeeder of plankton.

Synonymised names:
Thecocarpus formosus (Busk, 1851)

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