Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Calycophorae > Family Prayidae > Subfamily Prayinae > Genus Desmophyes

Desmophyes annectens Haeckel, 1888

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DesmophyesHaeckel, 1888accepted genus name


original description

Haeckel, E. 1888b. Report on the Siphonophorae. - Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76, Zoology 28: 1-380, 50pls.

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

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

Pugh, P. R., and Harbison, G. R. 1987. Three new species of prayine siphonophore (Calycophorae, Prayidae) collected by a submersible, with notes on related species. Bull. Mar. Sci. 41 (1): 68-91.

additional source

ICZN Opinion 2157, 2006. Desmophyes annectens and Rosacea plicata. Bull. Zool. Nomen. 63 (3): 207-208.

additional source

Pugh, P. R. 1992c. Desmophyes haematogaster, a new species of prayine siphonophore (Calycophorae, Prayidae). Bulletin of Marine Science50 (1): 89-96.

additional source

Gibbons, M.J., Thibault Botha, D., 2002. The match between ocean circulation and zoogeography of epipelagic siphonophores around southern Africa. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 82 5: 801-810.

additional source

Mapstone, G.M., Pugh P.R, 2004. Case 3309. Rosacea Quoy & Gaimard, 1827: proposed conservation of usage (Cnidaria, Siphonophora); Desmophyes annectens Haeckel, 1888 and Rosacea plicata Bigelow, 1911: proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 61 3: 149-153.


Kirkpatrick, P.A.; Pugh, P.R. (1984). Siphonophores and velellids: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 29. E.J. Brill/W. Backhuys: London, UK. ISBN 90-04-07470-8. vi, 154 pp.





External Links

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Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Desmophyes annectens Haeckel, 1888. 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:135457




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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