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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNarcomedusae 
AphiaID: 16349

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 editorTrachylinae (Subclass)
Authority Haeckel, 1879
Status accepted
Rank Order
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTrachylinae
Source  basis of record Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]

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taxa (5)

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 Family Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAeginidae Gegenbaur, 1857
Family Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCsiromedusidae Gershwin & Zeidler, 2010
Family Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCuninidae Bigelow, 1913
Family Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSolmarisidae Haeckel, 1879
Family Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraplatidae Collins, Bentlage, Lindner, Lindsay, Haddock, Jarms, Norenburg, Jankowski & Cartwright, 2008
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiagnosis Hydrozoa without polyp stage or only very reduced and modified polyp stage.
Meduse with bell composed of a lens-shaped mass of jelly and much thinner sides, tentacles inserting above bell margin, no tentacular bulbs, bell margin lobed, stomach big, not forming a distinct manubrium, without radial canals; Statocysts almost always external, of endo-ectodermal origin.
Some abberrant forms without bell, wormlike, with four swimming lappets.
No stenoteles. Predominantly forms of the open sea and deeper waters. [details]
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Narcomedusae: characteristics and specific terms
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Narcomedusae: section through bell margin
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:16349
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-04-29 13:54:41Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2014). Narcomedusae. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=16349 on 2014-09-22
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