Australian Museum Journal Hydrozoa from one hundred fathoms, seven miles east of Cape Pillar, Tasmania

Shortform:
Briggs, 1914, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(10): 285–302
Author(s):
Briggs, E. A.
Year published:
1914
Title:
Hydrozoa from one hundred fathoms, seven miles east of Cape Pillar, Tasmania
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
10
Issue:
10
Start page:
285
End page:
302
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1914.904
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xxv–xxvi
Date published:
31 October 1914
Cover date:
31 October 1914
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
HYDROZOA
Digitized:
16 January 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
904
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Title page:
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Complete work:
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Abstract

The small collection of Hydroids described in the present paper forms part of the marine invertebrate collections obtained by Messrs. C. Hedley and W. L. May, seven miles east of Cape Pillar, Tasmania, in December, 1907. The specimens are of interest as being the first samples of the Hydroid fauna of Tasmania from one hundred fathoms.

The specimens were dredged "on a firm bottom of sand, rolled pebbles, and a conglomerate of recent shells."

The collection is composed entirely of Calyptoblastic forms, and contains representatives of thirteen species, one of which is new.

The male corbulae of Aglaophenia tasmanica have been described for the first time, and an instance of sexual dimorphism has been observed in the structure of the corbulae of this species.

The most striking of the records of geographical distribution are as follows...