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Chiropsella bart n. sp., a new box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida) from the Northern Territory, Australia
Gershwin, L.-A.; Alderslade, P. (2006). Chiropsella bart n. sp., a new box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida) from the Northern Territory, Australia. The Beagle 22: 15-21
In: The Beagle: Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory: Darwin. ISSN 0811-3653
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Keywords
    Chirodropidae Haeckel, 1880 [WoRMS]; Chiropsalmidae Thiel, 1936 [WoRMS]; Chiropsalmus Agassiz, 1862 [WoRMS]; Cnidaria [WoRMS]; Coelenterata [WoRMS]
    Marine/Coastal
Author keywords
    taxonomy, Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Chiropsalmidae, Chirodropidae, Chiropsalmus, stinger season, Gulf of Carpentaria

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  • Gershwin, L.-A.
  • Alderslade, P.

Abstract
    A new species of multi-tentacled box jellyfish from eastern Arnhem Land along the Gulf of Carpentaria, renowned locally for occurring only in the so-called 'safe season' (i.e., the dry season), is described. Chiropsella bart n. sp., differs from other chiropsalmids in maturing at a much smaller size, in its mature tentacle number, in having coalesced gastric saccules in the form of a kidney-bean-shaped knob, and in having very long pedalia with the branches and tentacles clustered near the distal end.

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