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Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa: Hydroidolina) from the Kermadec Islands

Jeanette E. Watson
Museum Victoria
16 October 2015


Thirteen species of hydroids from the Kermadec Islands collected at depths to 24 m by scuba divers are reported. Only 19 species are known from the Kermadec Islands, all from shallow water, eight of these being reported by Hilgendorf (1911) from beach drift at Sunday Island (now Raoul Island). Five species in this collection are exclusively tropical and eight have temperate to tropical affinities. A new species, Halecium fijiensis is described.

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Jeanette E. Watson. Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa: Hydroidolina) from the Kermadec Islands. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 325:336.