Australian Museum Journal On a new species of crawling medusa Cnidonema haswelli from Australia

Shortform:
Briggs, 1920, Rec. Aust. Mus. 13(3): 93–104
Author(s):
Briggs, E. A.
Year published:
1920
Title:
On a new species of crawling medusa Cnidonema haswelli from Australia
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
13
Issue:
3
Start page:
93
End page:
104
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.13.1920.859
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xvii–xviii
Date published:
04 December 1920
Cover date:
04 December 1920
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Digitized:
12 December 2008
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
859
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (102kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2128kb PDF)

Abstract

In a recently published paper Gilchrist has described a. new genus and species of crawling Medusa, Cnidonema capense, from the Cape of Good Hope. From an examination of both the medusa and the hydroid stage of the Cape species he concludes that the crawling Medusae of the Southern Hemisphere are generically distinct from the northern forms. The crawling Medusae of the Northern Hemisphere belong to the genus Eleutheria, which is represented by only two species, Eleutheria dichotoma, Quatrefages and E. Claparedei, Hartlaub.

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