CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Cnidaria (phylum)  »  Scyphozoa (class)  »  Rhizostomeae (order)  »  Cassiopeidae (family)

CAAB Code: 11 135004 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority

Cassiopea ndrosia   Agassiz & Mayer, 1899

Rank: Species
CAAB category: 11 - Cnidaria Jellyfish, sea anemones, corals and allies
Family: 11 135 Cassiopeidae (jellyfish) - show full list
Common Name: [an upside-down jellyfish]
Organism Type: an upside-down jellyfish
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Parent Codes: 11 135901     Cassiopea spp.
Taxon Notes:Originally described from Fiji, and recorded from Japan to Australia. It is a warmer water species, and the record from South Australia is from a power station thermal waste water plume, and it is likely to be an accidental introduction there via shipping. Recent records from Lake Illawarra, NSW, are also likely to an accidental introduction.

View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Record source: Gershwin, L.-A., Zeidler, W., Davie, P.J.F., 2010. Medusae (Cnidaria) of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia., Memoirs of the Queensland Museum - Nature, Vol. 54(3): 47-108.
Scientific Name
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Keable, S.J., Ahyong, S.T., 2016. First records of the invasive "upside-down jellyfish", Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Cassiopeidae), from coastal lakes of New South Wales, Australia., Records of the Australian Museum, Vol. 68(1): 23-30. . doi:10.3853/j.2201-4349.68.2016.1656
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