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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCassiopea andromeda (Forsskål, 1775) 
AphiaID: 135295

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScyphozoa (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiscomedusae (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRhizostomeae (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKolpophorae (Suborder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCassiopeidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCassiopea (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCassiopea Péron & Lesueur, 1810
Sources  basis of record Cornelius, P.F.S. (2001). Cubozoa, 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. 111 (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorupside-down jellyfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorupside down jellyfish  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Aegean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorAegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGrecian part of the Aegean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Cyprus
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCyprus (introduced: alien[details]
Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorMediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTurkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (introduced: alien[details]
Turkey
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorTurkey (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Mediterranean Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [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 editorTo Barcode of Life (23 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (38 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (30 nucleotides; 38 proteins) 
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 regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Common to dominant [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species abundance in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Common to dominant [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Loss of public/tourist amenity [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Human health [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species remark in Turkey (Nation) : "The high abundance of the species in the Ölüdeniz Lagoon and along the Turkish coast is of great concern as it may annoy bathers and impact tourism." [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Cyprus (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : The mode of introduction C. andromeda is unclear. The juvenile benthic stage may have arrived in ships' hull-fouling; the pelagic stage in ballast water, or ephyrae may have reached the area with water currents from the Levantine coast (Çevik et al. 2006) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (IHO Sea Area) : Potential for distribution by ships hull fouling. May have been carried with the Levantine coastal currents through Suez Canal. [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Turkey (Nation) : The juvenile benthic stage may have arrived in ships' hull-fouling; the pelagic stage in ballast water, or ephyrae may have reached the area with water currents from the Levantine coast. [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Width to 12 cm. Disc flat, with eight short mouth-arms each with four (or six) side-branches supporting many filaments and clubs. Typically brown (due to commensal microalgae within) with paler spots. Usually inverted on bottom but can swim. Habitat: calm waters, down to 30 m. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, to W Pacific Ocean and Mediterranean <282). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135295
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Cornelius, Paul
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Cassiopea andromeda. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135295 on 2014-08-30
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