Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

colonial
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Distribution

Distribution extends northward of the subprovince of Carolinian, Cape Hatteras through Florida
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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circum-(sub)tropical
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National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 4 - 20.4

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Depth range (m): 4 - 20.4
 
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Migration

Alien species

De berenvachtpoliep Garveia franciscana heeft iets van een nobele onbekende. Het is niet zeker waar de soort oorspronkelijk voorkwam en hoe ze tot bij ons is geraakt. Het is misschien zelfs zo dat de soort hier altijd al geweest is, maar nog nooit eerder werd ontdekt. Deze poliep wordt bijgevolg getypeerd als cryptogeen. De berenvachtpoliep komt hoofdzakelijk voor in brak water en is bij ons niet in zee terug te vinden. In 1962 werd dit neteldier voor de eerste keer in België waargenomen, in de Zeeschelde.
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Alien species

For the rope grass hydroid Garveia franciscana both its origins and how it got to Belgian regions remains uncertain. It is even possible that the hydroid is indigenous to the region but previously remained unnoticed. This polyp is consequently characterised as cryptogenic. The species is found predominantly in brackish water and is not found in Belgian seawater. The first observation in Belgium of the species was in 1962, in the Scheldt estuary.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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