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Nanomia clara


Taxonavigation: Physonectae 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Hydrozoa
Subclassis: Hydroidolina
Ordo: Siphonophora
Subordo: Physonectae

Familia: Agalmatidae
Genera (9): Agalma – Athorybia – Frillagalma – Halistemma – Lychnagalma – Marrus – Melophysa – Nanomia – Rudjakovia


Type genus: Agalma Eschscholtz, 1825, by monotypy.


  • Agalmidae Brandt, 1834: 234 [original combination, as subfamilia]
  • Agalmatidae — Poche, 1914: 81 [nomen novum, emended spelling]


  • Athorybiadae Huxley, 1858: 86 [original spelling, later corrected to Athorybiidae]

Type genus: Athorybia Eschscholtz, 1829, by monotypy.


Primary references[edit]

  • Brandt, J.F. 1834–1835. Prodromus descriptionis animalium ab H. Mertensio in orbis terrarum circumnavigatione observatorum. Fascic. I., Polypos, Acalephas Discophoras et Siphonophoras, nec non Echinodermata continens. Recueil Actes des séances publiques de l'Acadadémie impériale des Science de St. Pétersbourg 1834: 201–275. BHL
  • Huxley, T.H. 1859. The oceanic Hydrozoa: a description of the Calycophoridae and Physophoridae observed during the voyage of H.M.S. "Rattlesnake", in the years 1846-50. Ray Society: London. BHL
  • Mańko, M.K. & Pugh, P.R. 2018. Agalma clausi (Bedot, 1888) (Siphonophora: Physonectae)—complementary description with notes on species distribution and ecology. Zootaxa 4441(2): 311–337. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4441.2.7 Paywall Reference page
  • Poche, F. 1914. Das System der Coelenterata. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 80: 47–128. BHL


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