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Stellamedusa ventana   Raskoff & Matsumoto, 2004

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae | Ulmaridae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Central Pacific: USA.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Short description Morphology

A semaeostome scyphomedusae with a hemispherical to round bell, up to 9.4 cm in diameter. Exumbrellar surface of the bell is heavily laden with small bumps which are composed of dense aggregations of nematocysts. 3 or 4 gonads and 3 or 4 oral arms with larger nematocyst laden bumps. All surfaces are a translucent blue-white color. Tentacles are completely lacking. Canal are simple, not netlike. Marginal ring projections often bifurcated on each side of a rhopalia.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Raskoff, K.A. and G.I. Matsumoto. 2004. (Ref. 3639)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown