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Cordylophora lacustris

Nature volume 44, page 151 | Download Citation

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IT is generally believed that this tube-dwelling Hydrozoa was originally a salt-water animal, and although now found a considerable distance from tidal water, it still dwells in rivers and canals more or less connected with tidal rivers. I have for many years found it in the Chester and Ellesmere Port Canal, growing principally on the shells of the fresh-water mussel, from two to three miles from the tidal river (the Dee). It seems to be a shade-loving animal, as I have always found it under the bridges, and from 4 to 6 feet beneath the surface of the water.

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    • THOMAS SHEPHEARD

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