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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChiropsalmus zygonema Haeckel, 1880 
AphiaID: 287434

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCubozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChirodropida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChiropsalmidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChiropsalmus (Genus)
Status nomen dubium
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChiropsalmus Agassiz, 1862
Source  basis of record J. van der Land (ed), update 2007, as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (look up in IMIS[details]

Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWestern South Atlantic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (6 publications) 
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 editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy From Gershwin (2006): "I am provisionally keeping C. zygonema in the restricted genus Chiropsalmus because I suspect that C. alipes n. sp. (described below) may hold the key to its identity. This peculiar form from the Pacific coast of southern Mexico is small at maturity, has exumbrellar warts like C. quadrumanus, and has very peculiar carybdeid-like pedalia, such as those described for C. zygonema. Whether the Mexican form and C. zygonema are identical will probably never be known, because there is no known type material of C. zygonema, and Haeckel left no drawings and only a very brief description. I think the most stable course of action is to regard this species as provisionally valid, but to recognize that it is currently represented by an unrecognizable juvenile form, and thus needs to be redescribed based on an adult form from near the type locality." [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:287434
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2010-06-24 12:19:20Z  checked  Collins, Allen G.
  
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  Citation: Collins, Allen G. (2014). Chiropsalmus zygonema Haeckel, 1880. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=287434 on 2014-08-23
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