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A new species of coronate scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, Atorella octogonos

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Date Issued:
1987
Title: A new species of coronate scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, Atorella octogonos.
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Name(s): Mills, Claudia E., creator
Larson, R. J., creator
Youngbluth, Marsh J., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1987
Publisher: Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Extent: 6 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3171641 (digitool), FADT3171641 (IID), fau:5642 (fedora)
Note(s): Atorella octogonos, a new species of coronate scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, is described based on material collected at approximately 500 m by the submersible JOHNSON-SEA LINK II. This medusa is distinct from other Atorella species in having eight gonads, whereas the other known species have four or six gonads. Consideration of this new material along with recent descriptions of Atorella polyps has lead us to conclude that the hexamerous symmetry of this genus was probably derived from a typically tetramerous nausithoid ancestor.
This manuscript is available at http://www.rsmas.miami.edu/bms and may be cited as: Mills, C. E., Larson, R. J., & Youngbluth, M. J. (1987). A new species of coronate scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, Atorella octogonos. Bulletin of Marine Science, 40(3), 423-427.
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #455.
Subject(s): Gonads
Jellyfishes
Scyphozoa
Polyps
Oceanographic submersibles
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FCLA/DT/3171641
Restrictions on Access: ©1987 Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Host Institution: FAU