PORT PHILLIP BAY


Hydroid 

Eudendrium generale Lendenfeld, 1885

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Scientific Details

See below for information.

Taxonomy

Phylum:
Cnidaria
Class:
Hydrozoa
Subclass:
Anthoathecatae
Order:
Filifera
Family:
Eudendriidae
Genus:
Eudendrium
Species:
generale

General Description

Colony of individual polyps (hydranths) joined by a root-like network of tubular stolons at the base. Colony shape is tree-like or bushy (arborescent). Colour: orange. Up to 1 cm high.

Biology

This is an abundant species that is one of several to occur throughout Port Phillip.

Habitat

To depth of at least 10 m.

Reefs

Species Group

Hydroids

Depth

Shallow (1-30 m)

Water Column

On or near sea floor

Max Size

1 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, Eudendrium generale, in Taxonomic Toolkit for marine life of Port Phillip Bay, Museum Victoria, accessed 25 Mar 2017, http://portphillipmarinelife.net.au:8098/species/7126

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