Mastigiidae

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Mastigiidae
Phyllorhiza punctata (White-spotted jellyfish) edit.jpg
Phyllorhiza punctata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomae
Suborder: Kolpophorae
Family: Mastigiidae
Stiasny, 1921
Genera

3–4, see text

Mastigiidae is a family of true jellyfish.[1] The family is native to the Indo-Pacific, but a species of Mastigias has been introductions to the West Atlantic, and Phyllorhiza punctata has been introduced to the West Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea.[2][3]

Genera[edit]

According to the World Register of Marine Species, this family includes 4 genera:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b WoRMS. "Mastigiidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Bayha, K. M., and W. M. Graham (2011). First confirmed reports of the rhizostome jellyfish Mastigias (Cnidaria: Rhizostomeae) in the Atlantic basin. Aquatic Invasions 6(3): 361–366
  3. ^ Cevik, C., O. B. Derici1, F. Cevik and L. Cavas (2011). First record of Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884 (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Mastigiidae) from Turkey. Aquatic Invasions 6(1): S27–S28
  4. ^ Daly, Brugler, Cartwright, Collins, Dawson, Fautin, France, McFadden, Opresko, Rodriguez, Romano & Stake (2007). The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus. Zootaxa 1668: 127–182