Overview

Distribution

In 2004 vastgesteld op de Kwintebank en in 2005 op de Westhinderbank op schelpkleppen. Op deze locaties veel algemener dan H. divaricata. Soms op aangespoeld plastic, meestal weinig opvallend. In 1905 al opgevist op schelpkleppen op de Hinderbanken (collectie KBIN).
  • De Blauwe, H. (2009). Mosdiertjes van de Zuidelijke Bocht van de Noordzee. Determinatiewerk voor België en Nederland. Uitgave Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Oostende: 464pp.
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Hippothoa flagellum is widespread in the North Atlantic from Norway to West Africa, and has been widely reported from other regions. This species appears to be practically cosmopolitan in shallow shelf seas. In Britain, it has been recorded from Guernsey, Cornwall, south Devon, Hastings, the Isle of Man, the coast of Antrim and Shetland.

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Physical Description

Morphology

Hippothoa flagellum forms adnate runner-like colonies composed of delicate uniserial branches, closely adhering to the substrate. It is a smaller more delicate species than Hippothoa divaricata. Autozooids are slender and club-shaped with a long slender thread-like portion proximally (closest to the colony origin) and a dilated section distally. The thread-like portion (cauda) is one to four times as long as the dilated section.Branches of new autozooids are basically cruciform in the form of a ‘+’, with no more than one bud from each side of the autozooid.

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Diagnostic Description

Description

Als H. divaricata. Zoïden 0,3 mm lang, het proximaal smal deel soms heel lang bij gewone zoïden, duidelijk veel korter bij vrouwelijke zoïden. Distaal deel zonder kiel in de lengterichting. Zoïden doorschijnend, later wit. Opening langer dan breed, met brede en diepe U-vormige sinus. Vrouwelijke zoïden veel korter dan de gewone zoïden. De gemeenschappelijke opening van vrouwelijke zoïde en broedkamer is breder dan lang. De heel kleine zoöeciulen hebben een ovale opening. Broedkamers niet geperforeerd, opening samenvallend met de zoïdenopening.
  • De Blauwe, H. (2009). Mosdiertjes van de Zuidelijke Bocht van de Noordzee. Determinatiewerk voor België en Nederland. Uitgave Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee, Oostende: 464pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 39 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 31 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 15 - 3501
  Temperature range (°C): -1.323 - 12.694
  Nitrate (umol/L): 5.479 - 33.737
  Salinity (PPS): 33.315 - 35.504
  Oxygen (ml/l): 3.925 - 6.788
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.460 - 2.401
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.685 - 142.966

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 15 - 3501

Temperature range (°C): -1.323 - 12.694

Nitrate (umol/L): 5.479 - 33.737

Salinity (PPS): 33.315 - 35.504

Oxygen (ml/l): 3.925 - 6.788

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.460 - 2.401

Silicate (umol/l): 2.685 - 142.966
 
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The species is particularly found on shells and other biogenic carbonates. It occurs in subtidal waters ranging from 10-275 m.

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