Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Calycophorae > Family Hippopodiidae > Genus Hippopodius

Hippopodius hippopus (Forsskål, 1776)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

HippopodiusQuoy & Gaimard, 1827accepted genus name

Species group names

Gleba hippopus Forsskål, 1776 basionym
Gleba excisa Otto, 1823 synonym
Gleba hippopus Forsskål, 1776 synonym


basis of record

Mapstone, G. M. 2001. Siphonophora, 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. 120-122

additional source

Leloup, E. (1935). Les siphonophores de la rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer (Alpes Maritimes, France) [Siphonophores of the Rade of Villefranche-sur-Mer (Maritime Alps, France)]. Bull. Mus. royal d'Hist. Nat. Belg./Med. Kon. Natuurhist. Mus. Belg. 11(31): 1-12

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Pugh, P. R. and R. Gasca. 2009. Siphonophorae (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 395–402 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

Shih, C.T., 1977. A guide to the Jellyfish of Canadian Atlantic waters. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Natural History Series 5 : 1-190.

additional source

Carré, D. 1968. Sur le développement post-larvaire d’Hippopodius hippopus (Forskal). Cah. Biol. Mar. 9: 417-420

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.


Totton, A. K. 1965. A Synopsis of the Siphonophora. London, British Museum (Natural History). Pp. 230.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (18 publications)
Barcode of Life
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
GenBank (13 nucleotides; 7 proteins)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Hippopodius hippopus (Forsskål, 1776). 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:135449




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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