Hippothoa divaricata pacifica Gordon, 1984

Hippothoa divaricata is a Recent species, with a wide distribution. The subspecies H. divaricata pacifica is recorded from the Kermadec Islands and New Zealand: the specimen figured is from southern Australia, and the identification is provisional.
The image includes an ovicell, and illustrates the dimorphism between brooding zooids and autozooids. A zooeciule is also present (left centre).

Original description: Hippothoa divaricata pacifica Gordon, 1984
Locality: Curtis Island, Kermadec Islands
Type specimen: NZOI H-282

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