Female medusa. Balboa Island at Coral Street, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 12/16/2014. © Peter J. Bryant and Taylor Sais.

Hydrozoan: Medusa with four unbranched tentacles

Bougainvillia sp. specimens matched by DNA Barcode; BOLD Index Number ACR4343

The medusa has four oral tentacles and four marginal bulbs each bearing one unbranched tentacle. Vannucci and Rees, 1960

Hydrozoa: Bougainvilliidae

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Hydroid. Off Newport Pier, Newport Beach, Orange County, CA. 9/2/2014. © Peter J. Bryant and Taylor Sais.