Agalma clausi (Bedot, 1888) (Siphonophora: Physonectae) - complementary description with notes on species distribution and ecology

Maciej Mańko , Philip R. Pugh


Siphonophores are colonial hydrozoans, which in spite of often growing to great lengths are an inconspicuous and understudied component of pelagic ecosystems. Although they are widely distributed, many species have rarely been collected, or often been misidentified so their taxonomy still requires some clarification. Here we redescribe one such species, Agalma clausi Bedot, 1888, supplementing information on its morphology, ecology and distribution based on the material collected in the tropical sector of the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent seas. We also provide comments on the probable status of another Agalma species, A. haeckeli Bigelow, 1911.
Author Maciej Mańko (FOG / IO / DMPR)
Maciej Mańko,,
- Division of Marine Plankton Research
, Philip R. Pugh
Philip R. Pugh,,
Journal seriesZootaxa, ISSN 1175-5326, (A 20 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets1
Keywords in EnglishCoelenterata, Agalma clausi, siphonophore, redescription
ASJC Classification1103 Animal Science and Zoology; 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
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ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.948; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 0.99 (2) - 2018=0.99 (5)
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