WoRMS name details

Thaumatoscyphus atlanticus Berrill, 1962

158204  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158204)

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Species
Distribution Maine northward  
Distribution Maine northward [details]

Taxonomy Stauromedusae are usually permanently attached to a substrate but can move in a somersaulting motion by adhering to the...  
Taxonomy Stauromedusae are usually permanently attached to a substrate but can move in a somersaulting motion by adhering to the subsrate with the oral end and releasing the pedal disc, then reattaching the disc at a new location. None have been observed to swim. [details]
Collins, A.G.; Jarms, G. (2018). World List of Staurozoa. Thaumatoscyphus atlanticus Berrill, 1962. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158204 on 2018-04-26
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basis of record Gosner, K. L. (1971). Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Larson, R.J. 1976. Marine flora and fauna of the northeastern United States. Cnidaria: Scyphozoa. NOAA Techical Report NMFS Circular 397. 18 p. [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Diet benthic animals with crustaceans being the major food choice [details]

Dimensions small benthic scyphozoans [details]

Distribution Maine northward [details]

Habitat attach to algae, sea grass (Zostera), and other substrates in shallow areas which have adequate water circulation [details]

Importance Stauromedusae are very sensitive to changes in environmental conditions (become rare in areas that have become polluted). [details]

Reproduction have both sexual and asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction takes place by budding and fragmentation. sexual stage is seen in the summer months, asexual stage is a small benthic polyp which is perennial. The polyp generally buds larval scyphomedusae during the spring. There is no medusa stage [details]

Taxonomy Stauromedusae are usually permanently attached to a substrate but can move in a somersaulting motion by adhering to the subsrate with the oral end and releasing the pedal disc, then reattaching the disc at a new location. None have been observed to swim. [details]