WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis nutricula McCrady, 1857

117440

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Species

Variety Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis nutricula var. pacifica Maas, 1909 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis pacifica Maas, 1909 (promoted to full species level)
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McCrady, J., 1857. Description of Oceania (Turritopsis) nutricula nov. spec. and the embryological history of a singular medusan larva, found in the cavity of its bell. Proc. Elliott Soc. nat. Hist. 1 : 55-90., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/135040#page/83/mode/1up
page(s): 55 [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Turritopsis nutricula is likely not present...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Turritopsis nutricula is likely not present along the European coasts; all well documented cases belong either to T. polycirrha (Keferstein, 1862) or to T. dohrnii (see Schuchert, 2004).
The distribution of T. plycirrha is North-East Atlantic, T. nutricula is confined to the tropical to temperate Western Atlantic [details]
WoRMS (2004). Turritopsis nutricula McCrady, 1857. In: Schuchert, P. (2017). World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117440 on 2017-11-20

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original description McCrady, J., 1857. Description of Oceania (Turritopsis) nutricula nov. spec. and the embryological history of a singular medusan larva, found in the cavity of its bell. Proc. Elliott Soc. nat. Hist. 1 : 55-90., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/135040#page/83/mode/1up
page(s): 55 [details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, 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. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Navas-Pereira, D. & M. Vannucci (1991). The Hydromedusae and water masses of the Indian Ocean. Bolm Inst. Oceanogr., S. Paulo. 39(1): 25-60. [details]   

additional source Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

additional source Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Brooks W.K. (1886a). The life history of the Hydromedusae. A discussion of the origin of the medusae and the significance of metagenesis. Memoirs of the Boston Society of Natural History. 111: 359-430, plates 27-44., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/32843#page/371/mode/1up
page(s): 388, pl. 37; note: hydroid [details]   

additional source Schuchert, P. (2004). Revision of the European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): families Oceanidae and Pachycordylidae. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 111 2: 315-369. [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Calder, D. R. and S. D. Cairns. 2009. Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 381–394 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Segura-Puertas, L., L. Celis, and L. Chiaverano. 2009. Medusozoans (Cnidaria: Cubozoa, Scyphozoa, and Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 369–379 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Pre [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Brooks, W. K.; Rittenhouse, S. (1907). On Turritopsis nutricula (McCrady). Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History. 429-460, pls 30-35., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/17911#page/5/mode/1up
page(s): 429, pls 30-35 [details]   

misapplication Russell, F.S., 1953. The medusae of the British Isles. Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae, Limnomedusae, Trachymedusae and Narcomedusae. : 1-530, pls. 1-35.
page(s): 115, figs 54A-C, 55, 56, pl. 5 figs 1-5, pl. 29; note: = Turritopsis polycirrha (Keferstein, 1862)  [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

misapplication Piraino, S., F. Boero, B. Aeschbach & V. Schmid, 1996. Reversing the life cycle: medusae trasforming into polyps and cell transdifferentiation in Turritopsis nutricula (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Biol. Bull. 190 3: 302-312.
page(s): 304, figs 4-5; note: = Turritopsis dohrnii Weismann, 1883  [details]  OpenAccess publication 

misapplication Schuchert, P., 1996. The marine fauna of New Zealand: Athecate hydroids and their medusae (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). New Zeal. Oceanog. Inst. Mem. 106 : 1-159.
page(s): 16, fig. 5a-e; note: = Turritopsis rubra (Farquhar, 1895)  [details]  OpenAccess publication 

basis of record  (ofChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorCorydendrium nutricula (McCrady, 1857)) van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, 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. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   
 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Turritopsis nutricula is likely not present along the European coasts; all well documented cases belong either to T. polycirrha (Keferstein, 1862) or to T. dohrnii (see Schuchert, 2004).
The distribution of T. plycirrha is North-East Atlantic, T. nutricula is confined to the tropical to temperate Western Atlantic [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Turritopsis nutricula is often cited as the immortal jellfish. However, the species used in these studies was not T. nuticula, but the Mediterranean T. dohrnii. [details]
 

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Japanese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorベニクラゲ  [details]