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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 135306

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 editorSemaeostomeae (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorUlmaridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia aurita (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia Lamarck, 1816
Synonymised
names
  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia coerulea von Lendenfeld, 1884 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAurelia flavidula Peron & Lesueur (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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Albanian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormeduza hënë  [details]
Catalan Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorborm  [details]
Danish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorvandmand  [details]
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoroorkwalUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgeoorde zeekwal  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormoon jellyfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormoon jellyUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcommon jellyfish  [details]
Finnish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorkorvameduusa  [details]
French Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorméduse luneUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorméduse communeUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorméduse bleueUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoraurélie  [details]
German Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOhrenqualle  [details]
Italian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorpota marinaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa quadrifoglio  [details]
Norwegian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorglasmanet  [details]
Polish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorchełbia modra  [details]
Portuguese Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa-da-lua  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa sombrillaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa platilloUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa lunaUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormedusa común  [details]
Swedish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoröronmanet  [details]
Turkish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoray denizanas  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From other sources
Baltic Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPolish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Belgium
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBelgian Coast [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBredene [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDe Panne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDuinbergen [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHalve Maan [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostduinkerke [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOostende [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorZeebrugge [details]
Black Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBulgarian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGeorgian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRomanian Exclusive economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRussian part of the Black Sea [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorUkrainian Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Gulf of Saint Lawrence
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of St. Lawrence [details]
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorEuropean waters (ERMS scope) [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIrish Exclusive economic Zone [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDutch Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWesterschelde [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [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]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSwedish Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTurkish Exclusive Economic Zone [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 editorMarine Life Information Network - UK 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPlanktonNet Image 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Antarctic Invertebrates 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (46 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (721 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Dyntaxa 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (177 nucleotides; 115 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Marine Species Identification Portal 
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 other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Width 15-30 cm. Bell flat to domed, firm, translucent, with four (or 5-7) bluish-pink gonad rings, four mouth-arms and hundreds of fine marginal tentacles. Swarms. Habitat: coastal. Distribution: all seas (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Cosmopolitan species. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat upper epipelagic [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat coastal [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRemark In Belgium, the media always correlates Aurelia-invasions to excellent weather conditions in summer. Instead, the occurrence or absence of Aurelia is correlated to winter conditions. Seawater temperatures are within the limits for strobulation (4° to 10°C) from December to April. Since 1987 till 2003 there were no records of medusa of Aurelia aurita in Belgium in the years 1994, 1995, 2000 and 2002. In these years seawater temperatures were higher than 6C in February. Polyps strobulate and the ephyra grow during the following three months till adolescent proportions. These medusa are beached in late spring and early summer, when tourists are common on our beaches.

Abnormalities in the number of gonads are as frequent as in the beginning of the last century (Russell, 1970). Out of 1988 specimens, 39 specimen or 1.96% had five, six or seven gonads instead of four. [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135306
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Cornelius, Paul
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=135306 on 2014-12-22
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