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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThaumatoscyphus atlanticus Berrill, 1962 
AphiaID: 158204

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStaurozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorStauromedusae (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCleistocarpida (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDepastridae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThaumatoscyphus (Genus)
Status alternate representation
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManania atlantica (Berrill, 1962)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorThaumatoscyphus Kishinouye, 1910 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorManania James-Clark, 1863
Sources  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]

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Distribution 
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
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 editorDiet benthic animals with crustaceans being the major food choice [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions small benthic scyphozoans [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Maine northward [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat attach to algae, sea grass (Zostera), and other substrates in shallow areas which have adequate water circulation [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorImportance Stauromedusae are very sensitive to changes in environmental conditions (become rare in areas that have become polluted). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReproduction 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]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:158204
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2005-05-25 10:44:50Z  created  Claus, Simon
2010-10-01 13:56:39Z  changed  Collins, Allen G.
  
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  Citation: Collins, Allen G. (2014). Thaumatoscyphus atlanticus Berrill, 1962. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=158204 on 2014-08-23
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