Australian Museum Journal Notes on Australian athecate hydroids

Shortform:
Briggs, 1931, Rec. Aust. Mus. 18(5): 279–282
Author(s):
Briggs, E. A.
Year published:
1931
Title:
Notes on Australian athecate hydroids
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
18
Issue:
5
Start page:
279
End page:
282
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.18.1931.729
Language:
English
Date published:
13 November 1931
Cover date:
13 November 1931
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
05 February 2009
Available online:
05 March 2009
Reference number:
729
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (89kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (526kb PDF)

Abstract

The following notes refer to two Athecate Hydroids—(i) the fresh water Cordylophora lacustris Allman, from the Myall Lakes, New South Wales, and (ii) the marine Bougainvillia ramosa (van Beneden) from Port Jackson, Sydney.

The occurrence of Cordylophora lacustris in the Myall Lakes is extremely interesting, since this widely distributed colonial Hydroid has been recorded previously in Australian waters only from Parramatta, near Sydney (Whitelegge and von Lendenfeld), and from a small tributary of the River Inglis, between Wynyard and Flowerdale, Northern Tasmania (Flynn).

The marine Hydroid, Bougainvillia ramosa (van Beneden), which occurs abundantly on the piles of the wharf at Watson's Bay, Port Jackson, is the first representative of the genus Bougainvillia to be recorded from the coastal waters of New South Wales.

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