Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Anthoathecata > Suborder Filifera > Family Bougainvilliidae > Genus Garveia

Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Bimeria Wright, 1859

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

GarveiaWright, 1859accepted genus name

Species group names

Bimeria franciscana Torrey, 1902 objective synonym
Perigonimus megas Kinne, 1956 subjective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: berenvachtpoliep sources: VLIZ Alien Species Consortium
 English: rope grass hydroid
 English-United States: rope grass hydroid
 Spanish, Castillian: pelo de oso


original description

Torrey, H.B., 1902. The Hydroida of the Pacific coast of North America. Univ. Calif. Publs Zool. 1 1: 1-104, pls 1-11.

basis of record

van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 112-120

additional source

Calder, D. R. and S. D. Cairns. 2009. Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 381–394 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp.

additional source

Streftaris, N.; Zenetos, A.; Papathanassiou, E. (2005). Globalisation in marine ecosystems: the story of non-indigenous marine species across European seas. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 43: 419-453

additional source

Vervoort, W., 1964. Note on the distribution of Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902) and Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771) in the Netherlands. Zool. Meded., Leiden 39 : 125-146.


Schuchert, P. 2007. The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Filifera part 2. Revue suisse de Zoologie 114: 195-396





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)


WoRMS (2014). Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902). In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117340

Dr Wim Vervoort. Garveia franciscana (Torrey, 1902). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240519




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