No common name

Halammohydra schulzei

ORDER Actinulida

FAMILY

Halammohydridae TAXONOMY

Halammohydra schulzei Remane, 1927, North Sea.

OTHER COMMON NAMES None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Body as a long gastric tube (manubrium) with a terminal mouth, with a small aboral cone, separated from manubrium by a neck, bearing an adhesive organ; aboral nerve ring; one aboral whorl of 28 (sometimes up to 32) amphicoronate solid tentacles with a large basal thickening, alternating with 12 ecto-endodermic statocysts; gonochoric; generally two opposite gonads; without brood pouch. Body 0.027-0.031 in (0.7-0. 8 mm) high.

DISTRIBUTION

Cosmopolitan. (Specific distribution map not available.) HABITAT

Interstices of marine sand. BEHAVIOR

Eretant in the marine sand.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Nothing is known.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Dioecious, sex cells released in the sea, reproduction through a special actinulid larvae or halhydrula.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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