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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMastigias papua (Lesson) 
AphiaID: 220485

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorScyphozoa (Class) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDiscomedusae (Subclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRhizostomeae (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKolpophorae (Suborder) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMastigiidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMastigias (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMastigias Agassiz, 1862
Sources  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]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorgolden medusa  [details]
Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFunzi Island [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMsambweni Reef [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern South Atlantic [details]
South Pacific Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorIndo-West Pacific [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (36 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription 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]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220485
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-29 09:12:31Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Mastigias papua (Lesson). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220485 on 2014-07-22
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