Chrysaora

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Cnidaria
Cladus: Medusozoa
Classis: Scyphozoa
Subclassis: Discomedusae
Ordo: Semaeostomeae
Familia: Pelagiidae
Genus: Chrysaora
Species: C. achlyos - C. caliparea - C. chinensis - C. colorata - C. fulgida - C. fuscescens - C. hysoscella - C. kynthia - C. lactea - C. melanaster - C. pacifica - C. pentastoma - C. plocamia - C. quinquecirrha C. wurlerra -

Name

Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810

References

Morandini, A.C.; Marques, A.C. 2010: Revision of the genus Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). Zootaxa, 2464: 1–97. Preview


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Chrysaora Report on ITIS

Chrysaora is a genus of the family Pelagiidae (Jellyfish).[1] A recent analysis of the genus found there to be 12 valid species.[2] The origin of the genus name Chrysaora lies in Greek mythology with Chrysaor, brother of Pegasus and son of Poseidon and Medusa. Translated, Chrysaor means "he who has a golden armament."[3]

Valid species

Chrysaora achlyos Martin, Gershwin, Burnett, Cargo & Bloom 1997
Chrysaora chinensis Vanhöffen, 1888
Chrysaora colorata (Russell 1964)
Chrysaora fulgida (Reynaud 1830)
Chrysaora fuscescens Brandt 1835
Chrysaora hysoscella (Linné 1766) - compass jelly
Chrysaora lactea Eschscholtz 1829
Chrysaora melanaster Brandt 1838
Chrysaora pacifica (Goette 1886)
Chrysaora pentastoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810
Chrysaora plocamia (Lesson 1832)
Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor 1848) - sea nettle


Synonyms and dubious species

Chrysaora africana (Vanhöffen 1902) [accepted as Chrysaora fulgida (Reynaud, 1830)]
Chrysaora blossevillei Lesson 1830 [nomen dubium]
Chrysaora caliparea (Reynaud 1830) [species inquirenda][2]
Chrysaora depressa (Kishinouye 1902) [accepted as Chrysaora melanaster Brandt 1838]
Chrysaora helvola Brandt 1838 [accepted as Chrysaora fuscescens Brandt 1835]
Chrysaora kynthia Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][2]
Chrysaora southcotti Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [accepted as Chrysaora pentastoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810][2]
Chrysaora wurlerra Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][2]


References

^ Cornelius, P. (2004). "Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810" World Register of Marine Species, accessed 2011-07-27
^ a b c d e Morandini, A.C. & A.C. Marques (2010). "Revision of the genus Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)". Zootaxa 2464: 1–97.
^ http://www.georgiaaquarium.org/animalguide/tropicaldiver/pacificseanettle.aspx

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