WoRMS taxon details

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRhopilema rhopalophora (Haeckel)

220495  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220495)

accepted
Species
marine, terrestrial
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Width to 50 cm. Bell hemispherical with smooth...  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Width to 50 cm. Bell hemispherical with smooth surface. Eight mouth-arms with extra mouth-bearing shoulders (scapulets) hidden basically, and bearing numerous long filaments. Bell probably typically pale, translucent, or even dark blue or red. Most with a varied number of fine, dull reddish-brown spots on bell surface. Whitish to transparent filaments and yellow gonads. Habitat: probably oceanic, drifting inshore. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, N Australia, W Pacific Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]
WoRMS (2008). Rhopilema rhopalophora (Haeckel). In: Jarms, G.; Morandini, A.C. (2017). World list of Scyphozoa. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220495 on 2017-12-18

Date
action
by
1998-09-29 12:23:44Z
created
2000-07-18 15:57:33Z
changed
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z
changed

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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]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Width to 50 cm. Bell hemispherical with smooth surface. Eight mouth-arms with extra mouth-bearing shoulders (scapulets) hidden basically, and bearing numerous long filaments. Bell probably typically pale, translucent, or even dark blue or red. Most with a varied number of fine, dull reddish-brown spots on bell surface. Whitish to transparent filaments and yellow gonads. Habitat: probably oceanic, drifting inshore. Distribution: W Indian Ocean, N Australia, W Pacific Ocean (Richmond, 1997). [details]