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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Narcomedusae
Family: Solmarisidae
Haeckel, 1879 [1]
  • Pegantha
  • Somlaris

Solmarisidae is a family of hydrozoans in the order Narcomedusae. The name is sometimes spelled "Solmaridae".


Members of this family have dome-shaped bells and numerous tentacles set above the undulating margin of the bell. They do not have gastric pouches as do other members of the order. The gonads are situated inside the wall of the stomach.[2]

Genera and species

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following genera and species:[1]

  • Pegantha Haeckel, 1879
    • Pegantha clara Bigelow, 1909
    • Pegantha laevis H. B. Bigelow, 1909
    • Pegantha martagon Haeckel, 1879
    • Pegantha rubiginosa (Kölliker, 1853)
    • Pegantha triloba Haeckel, 1879
  • Solmaris
    • Solmaris corona (Keferstein & Ehlers, 1861)
    • Solmaris flavescens (Kölliker, 1853)
    • Solmaris lenticula Haeckel, 1879
    • Solmaris leucostyla (Will, 1844)
    • Solmaris quadrata Bouillon, Boero & Seghers, 1991
    • Solmaris rhodoloma (Brandt, 1838)
    • Solmaris solmaris (Gegenbaur, 1856)


  1. ^ a b Peter Schuchert (2011). Schuchert P, ed. "Solmarisidae". World Hydrozoa database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  2. ^ Order Narcomedusae - Haeckel, 1879 The Hydrozoa Directory. Retrieved 2011-11-06.