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Turritopsis dorhnii
Turritopsis dorhnii
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ANTHOATHECATA
Turritopsis dorhnii (Weissmann, 1883)
Cirkewwa on sunken tugboat, 27-28m depth
17/09/97
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ImmortalJellyfish
Oceaniidae
Turritopsis dorhnii is an unusual athecate hydroid dubbed as the immortal hydroid. This is because of its unusual life cyle. In this and related species, the sexually mature medusa can revert back to a polyp stage.
Identified by Soto Àngel and Peña Cantero
Cirkewwa on sunken tugboat, 27-28m depth
17/09/97