PORT PHILLIP BAY


Hydroid 

Candelabrum australe (Briggs, 1928)

View scientific description and taxonomy

Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Hydrozoa
Subclass:
Anthoathecatae
Order:
Capitata
Family:
Candelabridae
Genus:
Candelabrum
Species:
australe

General Description

Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by a root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is cap-like. Colour: orange.

Biology

This is a rare species that is one of several to occur at the entrance to Port Phillip.

Habitat

Reefs

Species Group

Hydroids

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

cm

Diet

Plankton or Particles

Harmful

Generally not harmful but still able to sting bare skin.

Commercial Species

No

Identify

Conservation Status

  • DSE Advisory List : Not listed
  • EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
  • IUCN Red List : Not listed

Author

article author Watson, J.

Jan Watson is a consultant with expertise in hydroid taxonomy.

citation

Cite this page as:
Watson, J., 2011, Hydroid, Candelabrum australe, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 21 Jul 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7100

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