WoRMS taxon details

Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775)

135295  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135295)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Medusa andromeda Forskål, 1775) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059
page(s): 107 [details]   
Type locality contained in Suez canal  
type locality contained in Suez canal [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Description Width to 12 cm. Disc flat, with eight short mouth-arms each with four (or six) side-branches supporting many filaments and...  
Description 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]
Collins, A. G.; Jarms, G.; Morandini, A. C. (2020). World List of Scyphozoa. Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135295 on 2020-12-04
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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2019-12-16 21:15:08Z
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2019-12-22 20:34:56Z
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original description  (of Cassiopea picta Vanhöffen, 1888) Vanhöffen, E. (1888). Untersuchungen über semäostome und rhizostome Medusen. <em>Bibliotheca Zoologica.</em> 1: 1-52.
page(s): 26-27, pl. II figs 1-2 [details]   

original description  (of Medusa andromeda Forskål, 1775) Forskål, P.; Niebuhr, C. (1775). Descriptiones animalium, avium, amphibiorum, piscium, insectorum, vermium / quae in itinere orientali observavit Petrus Forskål. Post mortem auctoris edidit Carsten Niebuhr. Adjuncta est materia medica kahirina atque tabula maris Rubri geographica. Hauniæ [Copenhagen]:ex officina Mölleri.[alternative spelling Forsskål is also correct]. , available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2088059
page(s): 107 [details]   

original description  (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) Maas, O. (1903). Die scyphomedusen der Siboga-expedition. <em>Sigoga-Expeditie, 11: 1-91.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2050838
page(s): 43-45 [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. <em>BioInvasions Records.</em> 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

basis of record Cornelius, P.F.S. (2001). Cubozoa, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>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,</i> 50: pp. 111 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Zenetos, A.; Çinar, M.E.; Pancucci-Papadopoulou, M.A.; Harmelin, J.-G.; Furnari, G.; Andaloro, F.; Bellou, N.; Streftaris, N.; Zibrowius, H. (2005). Annotated list of marine alien species in the Mediterranean with records of the worst invasive species. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 6 (2): 63-118., available online at https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273213810_Annotated_list_of_marine_alien_species_in_the_Mediterranean_with_records_of_the_worst_invasive_species [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Zenetos, A.; Gofas, S.; Verlaque, M.; Cinar, M.; Garcia Raso, J.; Bianchi, C.; Morri, C.; Azzurro, E.; Bilecenoglu, M.; Froglia, C.; Siokou, I.; Violanti, D.; Sfriso, A.; San Martin, G.; Giangrande, A.; Katagan, T.; Ballesteros, E.; Ramos-Espla, A.; Mastrototaro, F.; Ocana, O.; Zingone, A.; Gambi, M.; Streftaris, N. (2010). Alien species in the Mediterranean Sea by 2010. A contribution to the application of European Union's Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). Part I. Spatial distribution. <em>Mediterranean Marine Science.</em> 11(2): 381-493., available online at https://doi.org/10.12681/mms.87 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

additional source Jarms, G. & Morandini, A.C. (2019). World Atlas of Jellyfish. Dölling und Galitz Verlag, 816p.
page(s): 484-487 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1983, geounit Lesser Sunda Islands [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1984, geounit Maluku [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1985, geounit Sulawesi [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1987, geounit Java [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1988, geounit Maluku [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1989, geounit Sulawesi [details]
Syntype (of Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903) ZMA ZMA.COEL.1991, geounit Maluku [details]
From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species abundance in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Common to dominant [details]

Introduced species abundance in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Common to dominant [details]

Introduced species impact in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Loss of public/tourist amenity [details]

Introduced species impact in Turkish part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin (Marine Region) : Human health [details]

Introduced species impact in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Other impact - undefined or uncertain [details]

Introduced 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]

Introduced 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]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Cypriote part of the Mediterranean Sea - Eastern Basin : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Introduced 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]

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

Introduced 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]

Introduced species vector dispersal in Greek part of the Aegean Sea (Marine Region) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

From other sources
Description 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]
LanguageName 
English upside-down jellyfishupside down jellyfishsuction cup jellyfishsucker upsidedown jellyfish  [details]
German Saugschirmqualle  [details]