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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 135479

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 editorSiphonophorae (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCystonectae (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysaliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia physalis (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia Lamarck, 1801
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMedusa utriculus Gmelin, 1788 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia pelagica Lamarck, 1801 (synonym)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPhysalia utriculus (Gmelin, 1788) (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 Kirkpatrick, P.A.; Pugh, P.R. (1984). Siphonophores and velellids: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 29. E.J. Brill/W. Backhuys: London, UK. ISBN 90-04-07470-8. vi, 154 pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 26, fig.5 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
Catalan Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorfragata portuguesaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorcaravel·la portuguesa  [details]
Dutch Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortugees oorlogsschip  [details]
English Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese man-of-warChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortuguese man o’ warChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbluebottle  [details]
French Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorvessie de merChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorgalère portugaise  [details]
German Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPortugiesische Galeere  [details]
Italian Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcaravella portoghese  [details]
Spanish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorcarabela portuguesaChecked: verified by a taxonomic editorbotella azul  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Fossil range recent only
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
Bass Strait
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAustralian part of the Bass Strait [details]
Gulf of Mexico
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Mexico [details]
Indian Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorIndian Ocean [details]
Mediterranean Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMediterranean Sea [details]
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorJapanese part of the North Pacific Ocean [details]
Sargasso Sea
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSargasso Sea [details]
South Atlantic Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBrazilian part of the South Atlantic Ocean [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Atlantic [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAtlantic Europe [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHawaii [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTropical Pacific Ocean [details]
From other sources
Bay of Fundy
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCobscook Bay [details]
France
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBoulogne-sur-Mer [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorBretagne [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDunkerque [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorVillefranche-Sur-Mer [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 editorGulf of Maine [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 [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 (2 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (43 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (9 nucleotides; 5 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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOriginal Combination Holothuria physalis Linnaeus, 1758: 657 [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions horizontal length of whole animal up to 300 mm or more [details]

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

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat pelagic [details]
ImagesChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Physalia physalis
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Physalia physalis
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135479
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Mapstone, Gill
2006-01-20 13:22:59Z  checked  Mapstone, Gill
2013-12-28 13:28:42Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Physalia physalis (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=135479 on 2014-12-25
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