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Leuckartiara spp.

Leuckartiara spp.

Author: D. Young

Common Name: A member in the family Pandeidae within the order Anthomedusae of the subclass Hydromedusae.

Scientific NameLeuckartiara spp.

Total Length of Specimen in photo is 3cm (30mm).


Likely Arachnoidiscus

Cylindrotheca

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Cylindrotheca

Cylindrotheca

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Thalassionema

Thalassionema

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Nanomia bijuga

Nanomia bijuga

Common Names: Siphonophore

Scientific Name: Nanomia bijuga

Size Range: Up to 30cm in total length


Nanomia bijuga belongs to the order Physonecta within the subclass Siphonophorae within the class Hydrozoa.

It is a predator that represents a colony of many genetically identical individuals called zooids that make up the whole.  It has a pigmented gas filled float called a pneumatophore at its tip.

Please come back – more information will be posted soon on this fascinating siphonophore!

Photos and video by D. Young