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o·be·lia

 (ō-bēl′yə)
n.
Any of various marine hydroids of the genus Obelia that exist chiefly as colonies of polyps growing in a branchlike form on surfaces such as piers or rocks.

[New Latin Obelia, genus name, probably from Greek obeliās, a loaf baked on a spit, from obelos, a spit.]

obelia

(əʊˈbiːlɪə)
n
(Animals) a type of coelenterate of the genus Obelia that is found as a woolly mass growing on pieces of wood, etc in the sea

o•be•lia

(oʊˈbil yə, oʊˈbi li ə)

n., pl. -lias.
any colonial marine hydrozoan of the genus Laomedea (Obelia), appearing as a delicate, mosslike growth on rocks, pilings, etc.
[1865–70; < New Latin < Greek obelías a loaf toasted on a spit =obel(ós) a spit (see obelisk) + -ias n. suffix]
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bellicosus (crustacean), Luidia phragma (echinoderm), Ascidia interrupta (ascidian), Penaeus californiensis (crustacean), Sicyonia penicillata (crustacean), Loliopsis diomedae (mollusc), Obelia plicata (cnidarian), Astropecten armatus (echinoderm), and Argopecten circularis (mollusc; Felix-Pico and Garcia-Dominguez 1993).
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Nematocysts may also be informative taxonomically at lower taxonomic levels: species of Obelia may be differentiated by nematocyst morphology, although ecological and morphological differences also characterize these species (Ostman 1982).
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Algunas de la variaciones aqui presentadas ya han sido documentadas, Vargas-Hernandez y Mendez-Quintana (1987) trabajando con ejemplares de Obelia sp.