How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Several similar genera such as Campanularia and Clytia have cusps or undulations on the rim of the hydrotheca. Orthopyxis compressa and O. integra have smooth, non-annulated pedicels
Geographical Range: British Columbia to southern California.
Depth Range: 2-77 m.
Habitat: Sometimes found abundantly on kelp
grow in a stolon.
its gametes. The larvae of the pycnogonid Tanystylum
duospinum live parasitically on this species.
Kozloff, 1987, 1996 (as Orthopyxis spp)
General Notes and Observations: Locations, abundances, unusual behaviors:
Another indivudual on the same tunicate. Note the
to some stalks.
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