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1902 Excerpt: ...not present. This species bears a very close
resemblance, in many respects, to Calycella syringa, Linn. Found
near low water. Family-LAFOEIML Lafo'ia dumosa, Fleming. 1 dry
specimen, 1 specimen in box. SPECIMEns This hydroid is found either
29, SO. twining up some other species or over running other
objects, and in this, the creeping condition, the stem is simple
(single). In another phase, the stem is erect and branching, in
which case it is compound, as are also the branches. This habit of
producing a compound stem is apparently induced by the need of
stiffening and support for the zoophyte. The receptacles are
tubular and somewhat curved. There is a short pedicel, and in the
upright form the receptacles are arranged around the axis. Capsules
not present. This species is common in deep water. Two other
species, L. pocillum and L parrnla, Hincks, have been found
locally. stem is creeping and reticulate, and is set in a Filellum
serpent, HaanlL SPECIMEn 31. 1 specimen. The character of this
species is similar to that of the last, but the horny crust. The
receptacles are curved, bearing some resemblance in shape to the
old-fashioned powder horn. The lower half of the receptacle is
adherent to the crust. F. serpens is very common on the stems of
other hydroids, rarely on shells. Family--COPPINIIM. Coppinia
arcta, Daiyeii. (fig. 12.) 1 dry specimen in box. Specimen The
receptacles are long, tubular, 32. and curved, and are set in a
horny cellular crust which invests the tubes of other hydroids. A
comparison of sections of this crust with that of Hydractinia, and
the stem of Antennularia ramosa, and others, will be found
instructive. Common in the coralline zone. Family--HALECIIDE.
Halecium hcUecinum, Linweus. 1 specimen dry, of exceptionally fine
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