The bougainvillid hydroid Clavopsella micbaeli produces clubshaped female gonophores each bearing up to eight large eggs. These eggs are covered by a single layer of isolated cnidocytes in close contact with the oocyte membrane. These cnidocytes have fully-developed microbasic curytele cnidocysts always in functional position, with the cnidocil apex pointed outwards. The cnidocysts constitute a defensive «stinging armor» protecting the large eggs.
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