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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 
AphiaID: 106401

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenophora (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTentaculata (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCyclocoela (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLobata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBolinopsidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMnemiopsis (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMnemiopsis L. Agassiz, 1860
Sources  basis of record van der Land, J. (2001). Ctenophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 122-123 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editordræbergopleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikansk ribbegople  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorLeidy's ribkwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikaanse ribkwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerikaanse langlob-ribkwal  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorwarty comb jellyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorsea walnutUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAmerican comb jelly  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramerikankampamaneetti  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcténophore américain  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMeereswallnuss  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editornoce di mare  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoramerikansk kammanet  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Adriatic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAdriatic Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Aegean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Baltic Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBaltic sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian part of the North Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBlack Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Ligurian Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorItalian part of the Ligurian Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIsraeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorSpanish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (introduced: alien[details]
North Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
Ukraine
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUkraine (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Baelt Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelt Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeebrugge (introduced: alien[details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBlack Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGeorgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRomanian Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRussian part of the Black Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone (introduced: alien[details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCaspian Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurkish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean Network on Invasive Alien Species (NOBANIS) - Mnemiopsis leidyi 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGlobal invasive species database - Mnemiopsis leidyi 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (86 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (46017 nucleotides; 229 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo PESI 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Ctenophora Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Locally common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Italian part of the Ligurian Sea (Marine Region) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Spanish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (Marine Region) : Locally common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Common [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Italian part of the Ligurian Sea (Marine Region) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Spanish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Western Basin (Marine Region) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Belgian part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Loss of aquaculture/commercial/recreational harvest or gain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Aegean Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Black Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Alters trophic interactions [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Ukraine (Nation) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Belgian part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Outcompetes native species for resources and/or space [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species population trend in Belgian part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Increasing [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Swarms of the species pose a threat to local coastal power and desalination plants. Plant engineers were forced to increase the frequency of backwash cycles in the pretreatment stage and consequently increasing the discharge of coagulants such as ferric s [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : After the first record in 2005 of a swarm of M. leidyi the species was not reported again in the Gulf of Trieste or other areas of the Adriatic Sea (Lipej et al. 2012) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark In Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : High potential for explosive population development and negative influences on fish stocks [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Despite the low present predation impact by M. leidyi on zooplankton, the ctenophore may exert a significant predatory influence on Baltic cod eggs at relatively low abundances due to an overlap in their vertical distribution in the Bornholm Basin. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Ukraine (Nation) : Shipping [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Italian part of the Ligurian Sea (Marine Region) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Baltic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Belgian part of the North Sea (Marine Region) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Adriatic Sea (IHO Sea Area) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Israeli part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Ships: accidental with ballast water, sea water systems, live wells or other deck basins [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAlien species The sea walnut Mnemiopsis leidyi is an infamous predator of zooplankton and fish eggs. The species’ natural area of distribution is along the Atlantic coast of North- and South-America. In the 1980's the sea walnut was accidently introduced in the Black Sea as a stowaway in ballast water of cargo ships. The introduction led to a collapse of the ecosystem. Since a couple of years, the sea walnut is also present in the North Sea, and we now have to wait and see what ecological consequences it will bring to the region. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Virginian, southside of Cape Cod to Cape Hatteras [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark Introduced in Belgium since 2007. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Mnemiopsis leidyi
Mnemiopsis leidyi

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106401
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2006-09-20 08:42:16Z  changed  Martinez, Olga
2008-01-04 16:28:44Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2011-02-09 12:41:24Z  checked  Mills, Claudia
  
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  Citation: Mills, C. (2014). Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=106401 on 2014-10-24
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