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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis pleurostoma (Péron & Lesueur, 1810) 
AphiaID: 284467

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 editorHydroidolina (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthoathecata (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFilifera (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOceaniidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis pleurostoma (Species)
Status taxon inquirendum
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTurritopsis McCrady, 1857
Orig. name Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicerta pleurostoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMelicerta pleurostoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810
Sources 
new combination reference Haeckel E. (1879). Das System der Medusen. Erster Teil einer Monographie der Medusen. Denkschriften der Medicinisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft zu Jena. 1: XX+1-360, 320 plates., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/101461#page/9/mode/1up
page(s): 67 [details]

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Environment marine, terrestrial
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications) 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Only medusa known [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDimensions 20-30 mm medusa [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomic remark This is an unrecognisable species, but almost certainly it does not belong to the genus Turritopsis as thought by Haeckel (1879).
Goy (1995) thinks it could have been a Octorathkea species. [details]
ImageChecked: verified by a taxonomic editor 
Melicerta pleurostoma from Goy (1995)
Melicerta pleurostoma ...
[image from synonym]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:284467
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2009-12-29 08:28:59Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
2012-10-19 06:41:41Z  changed  Schuchert, Peter
  
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  Citation: Schuchert, P. (2015). Turritopsis pleurostoma (Péron & Lesueur, 1810). In: Schuchert, P. (2015) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=284467 on 2016-06-29
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