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...

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Briggs, 1914, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(10): 285–302
Author
E. A. Briggs
Year
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
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16 January 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
904
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