WoRMS taxon details

Mastigias papua (Lesson, 1830)

220485  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220485)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
recent only
(of Cephea papua Lesson, 1830) Lesson, R. P. (1830-1831). <i>Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Zoologie</i>, 2(1): 1-471 [pp. 1-24 (1830), 25-471 (1831)] Paris: Arthus Bertrand. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/119040
page(s): 122-123, pl. XI [details]   
Type locality contained in Papua New Guinean Exclusive Economic Zone  
type locality contained in Papua New Guinean Exclusive Economic Zone [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Description Width to 10 cm. Conspicuous. Eight thick mouth-arms with long terminal clubs, which may detach. Bell transparent when...  
Description Width to 10 cm. Conspicuous. Eight thick mouth-arms with long terminal clubs, which may detach. Bell transparent when young, later translucent dark bluish-green or pale brown, with scattered pale patches. Swims incessantly and often swarms. Habitat: coastal waters. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, Red Sea to W Pacific Ocean, N Australia, also SW Atlantic (Richmond, 1997). [details]
Collins, A. G.; Jarms, G.; Morandini, A. C. (2021). World List of Scyphozoa. Mastigias papua (Lesson, 1830). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220485 on 2021-12-06
Date
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1998-09-29 09:12:31Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
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2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
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2019-12-26 17:40:50Z
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original description  (of Mastigias papua var. Sibogae Maas, 1903) Maas, O. (1903). Die Scyphomedusen der Siboga Expedition. <em>Siboga Exped. 1901.</em> 11 (9): 1-91, 12 pls., available online at https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.11300
page(s): 66-69,  [details]   

original description  (of Mastigias physophora Kishinouye, 1895) Kishinouye, K. (1895). Description of a new Rhizostoma Mastigias physophora, nov. spec. <em>Zoological magazine (Dobutsugaku zasshi).</em> 7(78): 86-88.
page(s): 86-88, pl. XIII [details]   

original description  (of Pseudorhiza thocambaui Agassiz & Mayer, 1899) Agassiz, A. and Mayer, A. G. 1899. Acalephs from the Fiji Islands. - Bulletin of the Museum of comparative Zoölogy of Harvard College 32: 157-189, pls 1-17., available online at https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/28879983
page(s): 173-175, pl. 13, figs 40-44 [details]   

original description  (of Cephea papua Lesson, 1830) Lesson, R. P. (1830-1831). <i>Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Zoologie</i>, 2(1): 1-471 [pp. 1-24 (1830), 25-471 (1831)] Paris: Arthus Bertrand. , available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/119040
page(s): 122-123, pl. XI [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Morton, B. & Morton, J. (1983). <i>The sea shore ecology of Hong Kong</i>. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press. 350 pp.  [details]   

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 Liu, J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. <em>China Science Press.</em> 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Jarms, G. & Morandini, A.C. (2019). World Atlas of Jellyfish. Dölling und Galitz Verlag, 816p.
page(s): 519-521 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Width to 10 cm. Conspicuous. Eight thick mouth-arms with long terminal clubs, which may detach. Bell transparent when young, later translucent dark bluish-green or pale brown, with scattered pale patches. Swims incessantly and often swarms. Habitat: coastal waters. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, Red Sea to W Pacific Ocean, N Australia, also SW Atlantic (Richmond, 1997). [details]
LanguageName 
English spotted jellyPapuan jellyfishlagoon jellygolden medusa  [details]
German Papua-QuallePalau-Qualle  [details]
Japanese タコクラゲ  [details]