Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina

Leptothecata Cornelius, 1992

Rank: Order
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Order group names

Conica Broch, 1910 synonym
Proboscoida Broch, 1910 synonym


Aequoreidae Eschscholtz, 1829
Barcinididae Gili, Bouillon, Pagès, Palanques & Puig, 1999
Blackfordiidae Bouillon, 1984
Bonneviellidae Broch, 1909
Campanulariidae Johnston, 1836
Campanulinidae Hincks, 1868
Dipleurosomatidae Russell, 1953
Eirenidae Haeckel, 1879
Haleciidae Hincks, 1868
Hebellidae Fraser, 1912
Lafoeidae Hincks, 1868
Laodiceidae Agassiz, 1862
Lovenellidae Russell, 1953
Malagazziidae Bouillon, 1984
Melicertidae Agassiz, 1862
Mitrocomidae Haeckel, 1879
Orchistomatidae Bouillon, 1984
Phialellidae Russell, 1953
Plumularioidea McCrady, 1859
Sertulariidae Lamouroux, 1812
Syntheciidae Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1890
Teclaiidae Bouillon, Pagès, Gili, Palanques, Puig & Heussner, 2000
Tiarannidae Russell, 1940
Tiaropsidae Boero, Bouillon & Danovaro, 1987


original description

Cornelius, P.F.S., 1992. Medusa loss in leptolid Hydrozoan (Cnidaria) hydroid rafting, and abbreviated life-cycles among their remote-island faunae: an interim review. In: J. Bouillon, F. Boero, F. Cicogna, J.M. Gili & R.G. Hughes, eds., Aspects of hydrozoan biology. Scientia Marina 56 2-3: 245-261.

basis of record

Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296



External Links



Schuchert, P. (2014). Leptothecata. 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:13552




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