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

Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Tubularia Linnaeus, 1758

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CordylophoraAllman, 1844accepted genus name

Species group names

Tubularia caspia Pallas, 1771 objective synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: brakwaterpoliep
 English: freshwater hydroid sources: UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
 French: cordylophore de la Caspienne sources: Dewarumez, J.-M.; Gévaert, F.; Massé, C.; Foveau, A.; Desroy, N.; Grulois, D. (2011). Les espèces marines animales et végétales introduites dans le bassin Artois-Picardie . UMR CNRS 8187 LOG/Agence de l’Eau Artois-Picardie: Douai. 138 pp.
 Polish: gałęzatka jeziorna


original description

Pallas, P.S. (1771) Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs. Theil 1. Physicalische Reise durch verschiedene Provinzen des Russischen Reichs im 1768- und 1769sten Jahren. St. Petersburg: Kayserliche Akademie der Wissenschaften. 12 + 504 +6 p., 26 figs, maps.

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

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Leloup, E. (1952). Coelentérés [Coelenterata]. ---. Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique: Brussels, Belgium. 283 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

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

Dyntaxa (2013) Swedish Taxonomic Database. Accessed at www.dyntaxa.se [15-01-2013].


Schuchert, P., 2004. Revision of the European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): families Oceanidae and Pachycordylidae. Rev. Suisse Zool. 111 2: 315-369.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 publications)
Marine Life Information Network - UK
Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
European Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Cordylophora caspia
GenBank (19 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


WoRMS (2014). Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771). 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:117428

Dr Wim Vervoort. Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1771). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240500




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