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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta Lankester, 1880 
AphiaID: 117170

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHydrozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachylinae (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimnomedusae (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOlindiidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 (type by monotypy)
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOlindiidae Haeckel, 1879
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta Lankester, 1880
Synonymised
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  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimnocodium Allman, 1880 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMicrohydra Potts, 1885 (synonym)
Sources  original description Lankester, E.R., 1880. On a new jelly-fish of the order Trachomedusae, living in fresh water. Nature, Lond. 22 : 147-148, 190-191, 241., available online at http://www.archive.org/stream/nature221880lock#page/147/mode/1up
page(s): 148 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta brevinema He & Xu, 2002
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta chuxiongensis He, Xu & Nie, 2000
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta hangzhouensis He, 1980
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta iseanum (Oka & Hara, 1922)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta kuoi Shieh & Wang, 1959
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sichuanensis He & Kou, 1984
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sinensis Gaw & Kung, 1939
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta vovasi Naumov & Stepanjants, 1971
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta xinyangensis He, 1980
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta ziguiensis He & Xu, 1985

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta kawaii (Oka, 1907) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta kiatingi Gaw & Kung, 1939 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester, 1880 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCraspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Freshwater Olindiidae medusae with closed ecto-endodermal statocysts in the velum which form centripetal tubes; bell marhin with well developed marginal cnidocyst ring, no gastric peduncle; 4 simple radial canals; no centripetal canals; gonadsonly on radial canals, hanging, pouch-like; evenly distributed marginal tentacles all of one kind, no adhesion organs.
Hydroid in fresh-water, solitary or forming small reptant colonies of 2 to 4, rarely 7 polyps; hydranths without tentacles, cylindrical, with apical mouth (hypostome) surrounded by cnidocysts forming a spherical capitulum under which the polyp is slightly tapering, forming a distinct neck; basal portion of hydranths with periderm covering, attaching colony to substrate; medusa buds lateral, on the middle or lower part of body column; asexual reproduction by frustules, transversal division and resting stages (cysts).
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Family Olindiidae: Genus Craspedacusta
Family Olindiidae: Gen...
Craspedacusta sowerbii: Limnomedusae, Olindiasidae
Craspedacusta sowerbii...
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Craspedacusta sowerbii, polyps, Lac Leman, Switzerland; copyright P. Schuchert
Craspedacusta sowerbii...
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show all]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117170
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Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2005-04-08 08:00:57Z  changed  Cuvelier, Daphne
2010-12-16 13:14:56Z  checked  Schuchert, Peter
2012-07-20 12:51:30Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2015-12-30 08:46:11Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2016-07-15 06:09:29Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2016). Craspedacusta Lankester, 1880. In: Schuchert, P. (2016). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117170 on 2016-12-08
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