WoRMS taxon details

Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor, 1848)

220476  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220476)

accepted
Species
marine, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution US Atlantic Coastal species  
Distribution US Atlantic Coastal species [details]

Description Width to 25 cm. Bell surface with fine warts. Four separate mouth-arms, up to 50 cm long, with frilled edges. Bell divided...  
Description Width to 25 cm. Bell surface with fine warts. Four separate mouth-arms, up to 50 cm long, with frilled edges. Bell divided into eight sections (octants); each octant with two notched, tongue-shaped lappets, three main tentacles and a minor one either side (thus five, hence the species name). Bell colour varies from transparent to bluish, pink, yellow or brown, maybe reddish streaked radially. Under-bell may be white; mouth arms pink to yellow with red speckles. Habitat: coastal. Distribution: Indo-Pacific, also Atlantic (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Collins, A. G.; Jarms, G.; Morandini, A. C. (2018). World List of Scyphozoa. Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor, 1848). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220476 on 2018-09-21
Date
action
by
1998-09-29 06:38:21Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
changed
2016-06-24 10:27:20Z
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basis of record Richmond, M. (Ed.) (1997). A guide to the seashores of Eastern Africa and the Western Indian Ocean islands. Sida/Department for Research Cooperation, SAREC: Stockholm, Sweden. ISBN 91-630-4594-X. 448 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source F.S. Cornelius and J. van der Land (eds), updates 2000-2007, as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Segura-Puertas, L., L. Celis, and L. Chiaverano. 2009. Medusozoans (Cnidaria: Cubozoa, Scyphozoa, and Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 369–379 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Pre [details]   

additional source Morandini AC, Marques AC. (2010). Revision of the genus Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Zootaxa. 2464: 1-97., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/list/2010/2464.html [details]   

redescription Bayha, K. M.; Collins, A. G.; Gaffney, P. M. (2017). Multigene phylogeny of the scyphozoan jellyfish family Pelagiidae reveals that the common U.S. Atlantic sea nettle comprises two distinct species (Chrysaora quinquecirrha and C. chesapeakei). PeerJ. 5: e3863., available online at https://peerj.com/articles/3863/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Distribution US Atlantic Coastal species [details]

From other sources
Description Width to 25 cm. Bell surface with fine warts. Four separate mouth-arms, up to 50 cm long, with frilled edges. Bell divided into eight sections (octants); each octant with two notched, tongue-shaped lappets, three main tentacles and a minor one either side (thus five, hence the species name). Bell colour varies from transparent to bluish, pink, yellow or brown, maybe reddish streaked radially. Under-bell may be white; mouth arms pink to yellow with red speckles. Habitat: coastal. Distribution: Indo-Pacific, also Atlantic (Richmond, 1997). [details]
 

LanguageName 
English US Atlantic Sea nettlesea nettle  [details]