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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Cnidaria (phylum)  »  Hydrozoa (class)  »  Anthoathecata (order)  »  Oceaniidae (family)

CAAB Code: 11 011001 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Turritopsis rubra   (Farquhar, 1895)

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 11 - Cnidaria Jellyfish, sea anemones, corals and allies
Family: 11 11 Oceaniidae (hydroids) - show full list
Common Name: [a hydroid]
Organism Type: a hydroid
Synonyms: Turritopsis nutricula (mis-identification)
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 11 011904     Turritopsis spp.
Taxon Notes:This species, which is regarded here as restricted to southern Australia and New Zealand, was previously mis-identified as the Atlantic species Turritopsis nutricula. The status of the Japanese T. pacifica requires clarification, here we regard it as distinct.

AFD NZOR-6-44467
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2016-05-12
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Edgar, G. J., 2000, Australian marine life: the plants and animals of temperate waters (Revised Edition). Reed New Holland, Sydney
Scientific Name
verified against
Miglietta, M.P., Piraino, S., Kubota, S., Schuchert, P., 2006. Species in the genus Turritopsis (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa): a molecular evaluation., Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Vol. 45(1): 11-19. . doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00379.x doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00379.x
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