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Revision of the Hawaiian Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Athecata)

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Title:Revision of the Hawaiian Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Athecata)
Authors:Cairns, Stephen Douglas
LC Subject Headings:Stylasteridae--Hawaii.
Natural history--Periodicals.
Natural history--Pacific Area--Periodicals.
Date Issued:Jul 2005
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Cairns SD. 2005. Revision of the Hawaiian Stylasteridae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Athecata). Pac Sci 59(3): 439-451.
Series:vol. 59, no. 3
Abstract:Four species of stylasterids are described from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (Kure to Kauai) at depths of 293583 m, including three new species: Distichopora asulcata, Stylaster griggi, and S. infundibuliferus. In addition, specimens of Distichopora anceps were observed and collected, showing it to be the most common macroinvertebrate on the northwestern slope of Laysan Island but not known from any other Hawaiian locality. Its description was amended to include branching colonies with up to 20 lobes; a suggested ontogeny of these growth forms is illustrated. Also, unique sexually dimorphic features of both male and female ampullae of D. anceps are described.
Pages/Duration:14 pages
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 59, Number 3, 2005

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