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Haliclystus antarcticus   Pfeffer, 1889

Stalked jellyfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Haliclystus antarcticus  AquaMaps  Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Staurozoa | Stauromedusae | Haliclystidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthic; depth range 1 - 8 m (Ref. 87801).  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Antarctic Atlantic, Southwest Atlantic and Southeast Pacific: Strait of Magellan.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.8 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Short description Morphology

Calyx conical; up to 2.8 cm wide; peduncle one half to one third as long as height of calyx; arms fairly short, flat equidistant, each with up to 100 or more tentacles; marginal anchors very large, biscuit-shaped, each with a tentacular knob; gonads wide, lancet shaped, widely separated, extending to end of arms with 100 to 150 follicles in 6 to 8 radiating rows.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Small individuals of this species are found attached to filamentous algae, while larger ones are attached to a variety of algae by means of its adhesive disc on the base of their peduncle. It detaches and reattaches by somersaulting using their adhesive organs. Found at depths of 1 to 8 m. Feeds on small crustaceans, fly larvae, polychaetes and gastropod molluscs. Preyed upon by fish and nudibranchs (Ref. 87801).

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

Kramp, P.L. 1961. (Ref. 2992)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses

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More information

Common names
Egg development
Mass conversion

Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | Gomexsi | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 1.6 - 14.6, mean 7.5 (based on 192 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)