Species Factsheet

Cordylophora caspia


Complete name: Cordylophora caspia (Pallas, 1766)
Taxonomy: Cnidaria » Cnidaria » Hydrozoa » Hydroida » Clavidae » Cordylophora caspia
Authors: Sergej Olenin
Last updated: September 2006

Common Names

Freshwater hydroid.


Cordylophora caspia

Short Description

This colonial hydroid (up to 10 cm high) light brown in colour occurs in brackish waters, branching occasionally from alternate sides. Branches are ringed at the base and have terminal polyps with colourless, extensile tentacles that are 12-16 long. Feeds on small planktonic organisms.