gonotheca


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gonotheca

the chitinous cup or PERISARC surrounding the reproductive structures of colonial COELENTERATES.
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Mature gonotheca, dark orange, longer, 960-989 [micron]m long, placed like the young ones; asymmetric; wide terminal orifice, about 330 [micron]m in diameter, usually constricted just below margin; short pedicel, 4-6 annuli; 2-4 developing medusae.
Only one medusoid is released from each gonotheca, giving a potential production of 400 medusoids and 1,000 larvae per colony, considering that a female contains four to five eggs (G.