Chelophyes appendiculata: Siphonophorae, Diphyidae
Description Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829) (Siphonophorae, Diphyidae) from the Mediterranean (Villefranche-sur-Mer), about 2 cm. This is an extraordinary rapid swimmer for a medusa-like organism. It is composed of two successive swimming bells. The part resembling a bead-string is the siphosome with the gastrozooids.
The author has granted permission to MarBEF/VLIZ to use this picture in ERMS and related biological databases hosted at VLIZ.
JPG file - 40.95 kB - 700 x 400 pixels
added on 2006-12-217 226 viewsWoRMS taxa Hydrozoachecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Siphonophoraechecked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Chelophyes Totton, 1932checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17 Chelophyes appendiculata (Eschscholtz, 1829)checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-01-17
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License