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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella velella (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 117832

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 editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthoathecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCapitata (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPorpitidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArmenista sigmoides Haeckel, 1888 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolothuria spirans Forsskål, 1775 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMedusa pocillum Montagu, 1815 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMedusa velella Linnaeus, 1758 (basionym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRataria cordata Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRataria mitrata Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella antarctica Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella aurora Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella australis de Haan, 1827 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella caurina Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella cyanea Lesson, 1826 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella emarginata Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella indica Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella lata Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella limbosa Lamarck, 1816 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella meridionalis Fewkes, 1889 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella mutica Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella oblonga Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella oxyothone Brandt, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella oxyothone var. brachyothone Brandt, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella oxyothone var. oxyothone Brandt, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella pacifica de Haan, 1827 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella patellaris Brandt, 1835 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella pyramidalis Cranch, 1818 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella radackiana de Haan, 1827 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella sandwichiana de Haan, 1827 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella scaphidia Peron & Lesueur, 1807 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella septentrionalis Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella sinistra Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella tentaculata Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVelella tropica Eschscholtz, 1829 (synonym)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

redescription Schuchert, P. 2010. The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Capitata Part 2. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 117: 337-555.
page(s): 476 [details]

redescription Calder, D. R. 1988a. Shallow-water hydroids of Bermuda. The Athecatae. Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 148: 1-107.
page(s): 81 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarqueta de Sant Pere  [details]
Corsican Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorruzunu  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbezaantje  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpurple sailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorlittle sailUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJack sail-by-the-windUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorby-the-wind-sailorUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorby-the-wind sailor  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpurjehtijamaneetti  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvélelleUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarque de Saint Pierre  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSegelqualle  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbarchetta di San Pietro  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbidevindseiler  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvelero  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorbidevindseglare  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Mediterranean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
From other sources
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Coast [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVillefranche-Sur-Mer [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWimereux (doubtful[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAzores Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUnited Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
United Kingdom
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlymouth [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCanadian Exclusive Economic Zone [Pacific part] [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFAO fishing area 67 [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (21 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (34 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (6 nucleotides; 0 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 Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Resembles Porpita but with triangular sail on upper surface, to 4 cm. Colour blue. Habitat: floating on sea surface. Distribution: pantropical (Richmond, 1997). [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBiology colonial [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution circum-(sub)tropical [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat pelagic [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
juvenile Velella velella
juvenile Velella velella
Velella velella
Velella velella
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117832
Taxonomic
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117832 on 2014-07-14
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