gonangium

What is gonangium?

gonangium meaning a reproductive polyp of a colonial hydrozoan. It consists of a stalk containing medusa buds surrounded by a thin membrane, the gonotheca

Image of hydrozoan gonangium
A gonangium of the hydrozoan Obelia. 1= medusa bud; 2= perisarc; 3=gonotheca; 4= coenosarc. (Photo: Rick Gillis, Ph.D., Biology Dept., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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