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RECORD NUMBER: 1748 OF 1907

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Main Title The occurrence and distribution of the hydroids of the Galveston Bay, Texas, area /
Author Defenbaugh, Richard E.,
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Hopkins, Sewell Hepburn
Publisher [Texas A & M University, Sea Grant College],
Year Published 1973
OCLC Number 02579010
Subjects Hydrozoa. ; Cnidaria--Texas--Galveston Bay. ; Coelenterata. ; Texas--Galveston Bay Region. ; Hydroida ; Coelenterata--Texas--Galveston Bay Region
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http://texasseagrant.org/assets/uploads/publications/1973/73-210.pdf
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EKCM  QL377.H9D426 NHEERL/GED Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 08/24/2001
Collation x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Notes
"June 1973." Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-142). NOAA Office of Sea Grants
Contents Notes
Examination of approximately 210 collections of hydroids from the Galveston Bay, Texas, area resulted in the identification of twenty-nine species representing nineteen genera in ten families. Three of these species (Stylactis n. sp., Lovenella n. sp., and Campalecium n. sp.) are provisionally described as new, but are not assigned specific epithets for reasons stated in the text. Nine species (Perigonirnus jonesi, Eudendrium exiguum, Eudendrium eximium, Clytia johnstoni, Lovenella gracilis, Lovenella grandis, Halecium bermudense, Sertularia mayeri, and Plumularia floridana) are new records for Texas waters, one species (Perigonimus repens) is new for the Gulf of Mexico, and one species (Clytia longitheca) is new for the Atlantic coast, having been previously reported only from the North American Pacific coast. The species collected are briefly discussed as belonging to one or more of three hydroid "faunas" : a sargassum fauna (restricted to or common on sargassum); an invertebrate epifauna (common on other invertebrates, e.g., mollusks or crustaceans); and a typical hydroid fauna (occurring on any suitable substrate). A brief zoogeographical discussion is presented, and it is concluded that the hydroid fauna of the area has affinities with both the southern U.S. Atlantic coast and the Caribbean, but is closer to the Atlantic coast. A key, verbal descriptions, and figures of the sixty-two species of hydroids now reported from the coasts of Texas and Louisiana are presented.