WoRMS taxon details

Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758)

117832  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:117832)

accepted
Species
Armenista sigmoides Haeckel, 1888 · unaccepted (synonym)
Holothuria spirans Forsskål, 1775 · unaccepted (synonym)
Medusa pocillum Montagu, 1815 · unaccepted (synonym)
Medusa velella Linnaeus, 1758 · unaccepted (basionym)
Rataria cordata Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Rataria mitrata Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella antarctica Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella aurora Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella australis de Haan, 1827 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella caurina Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella cyanea Lesson, 1826 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella indica Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella limbosa Lamarck, 1816 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella meridionalis Fewkes, 1889 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella mutica Lamarck, 1801 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella oxyothone Brandt, 1835 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella pacifica de Haan, 1827 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella patellaris Brandt, 1835 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella pyramidalis Cranch, 1818 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella radackiana de Haan, 1827 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella sandwichiana de Haan, 1827 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella tentaculata Lamarck, 1801 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella tropica Eschscholtz, 1829 · unaccepted (synonym)
Velella vella (Linnaeus, 1758) · unaccepted (misspelling)
marine
(of Medusa velella Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 660 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Resembles Porpita but with triangular sail on upper surface, to 4 cm. Colour blue. Habitat: floating on sea surface....  
Description Resembles Porpita but with triangular sail on upper surface, to 4 cm. Colour blue. Habitat: floating on sea surface. Distribution: pantropical (Richmond, 1997). [details]

Distribution circum-(sub)tropical  
Distribution circum-(sub)tropical [details]
Schuchert, P. (2022). World Hydrozoa Database. Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: https://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=117832 on 2022-08-12
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original description  (of Medusa velella Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886
page(s): 660 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (of Velella sinistra Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) Chamisso Adelbertus de & Eysenhardt Carolus Guilelmus (1821). De animalibus quibusdam e classe vermium Linneana, in circumnavigatione Terrae, auspicante Comite N. Romanoff, duce Ottone di Kotzebue, annis 1815-1818 peracta, observatis Fasciculus secundus, reliquos vermes continens. <i>Nova Acta physico-medica Academiae Cesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae 10</i>: 343-373, Plates 24 to 33., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37020829
page(s): 363 [details]   

original description  (of Velella lata Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) Chamisso Adelbertus de & Eysenhardt Carolus Guilelmus (1821). De animalibus quibusdam e classe vermium Linneana, in circumnavigatione Terrae, auspicante Comite N. Romanoff, duce Ottone di Kotzebue, annis 1815-1818 peracta, observatis Fasciculus secundus, reliquos vermes continens. <i>Nova Acta physico-medica Academiae Cesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae 10</i>: 343-373, Plates 24 to 33., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37020829
page(s): 364 [details]   

original description  (of Velella oblonga Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821) Chamisso Adelbertus de & Eysenhardt Carolus Guilelmus (1821). De animalibus quibusdam e classe vermium Linneana, in circumnavigatione Terrae, auspicante Comite N. Romanoff, duce Ottone di Kotzebue, annis 1815-1818 peracta, observatis Fasciculus secundus, reliquos vermes continens. <i>Nova Acta physico-medica Academiae Cesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae 10</i>: 343-373, Plates 24 to 33., available online at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/37020829
page(s): 364 [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [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]   

context source (Bermuda) Calder, D. R. (1988). Shallow-water hydroids of Bermuda: the Athecatae. Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions, 148 [details]   

context source (Hexacorallia) Fautin, Daphne G. (2013). Hexacorallians of the World. (look up in IMIS[details]   

basis of record van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 112-120 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source 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 Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. <em>Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France.</em> 307 pp., available online at http://www.vliz.be/imisdocs/publications/145561.pdf [details]   

additional source Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata [10th revised edition], vol. 1: 824 pp. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> , available online at https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/726886 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. <i>Thalassia Salent. 24</i>: 47-296 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Calder, D. R. and S. D. Cairns. 2009. Hydroids (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 381–394 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [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 Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans. <em>in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia.</em> pp. 59-101., available online at https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/8431 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

redescription Schuchert, P. (2010). The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Capitata Part 2. <em>Revue Suisse de Zoologie.</em> 117: 337-555.
page(s): 476 [details]  OpenAccess publication 

redescription Calder, D. R. (1988). Shallow-water hydroids of Bermuda. The Athecatae. <em>Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions.</em> 148: 1-107.
page(s): 81 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
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    Definitions

From editor or global species database
Description Resembles Porpita but with triangular sail on upper surface, to 4 cm. Colour blue. Habitat: floating on sea surface. Distribution: pantropical (Richmond, 1997). [details]

From other sources
Biology colonial [details]

Distribution circum-(sub)tropical [details]

Habitat pelagic [details]
LanguageName 
Catalan barqueta de Sant Pere  [details]
Corsican ruzunu  [details]
Dutch bezaantje  [details]
English purple saillittle sailJack sail-by-the-windby-the-wind-sailorby-the-wind sailor  [details]
Finnish purjehtijamaneetti  [details]
French vélellebarque de Saint Pierre  [details]
German Segelqualle  [details]
Italian barchetta di San Pietro  [details]
Japanese カツオノカンムリ  [details]
Norwegian bidevindseiler  [details]
Spanish velero  [details]
Swedish bidevindseglare  [details]