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Chrysaora fuscescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Pelagiidae
Genus: Chrysaora
Péron & Lesueur, 1810

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Chrysaora is a genus of the family Pelagiidae (Jellyfish).[1] A recent analysis of the genus found there to be 12 valid species.[2] The origin of the genus name Chrysaora lies in Greek mythology with Chrysaor, brother of Pegasus and son of Poseidon and Medusa. Translated, Chrysaor means "he who has a golden armament."[3]

Valid species[edit]

Synonyms and dubious species[edit]

  • Chrysaora africana (Vanhöffen 1902) [accepted as Chrysaora fulgida (Reynaud, 1830)]
  • Chrysaora blossevillei Lesson 1830 [nomen dubium]
  • Chrysaora caliparea (Reynaud 1830) [species inquirenda][2]
  • Chrysaora depressa (Kishinouye 1902) [accepted as Chrysaora melanaster Brandt 1838]
  • Chrysaora helvola Brandt 1838 [accepted as Chrysaora fuscescens Brandt 1835]
  • Chrysaora kynthia Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][2]
  • Chrysaora southcotti Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [accepted as Chrysaora pentastoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810][2]
  • Chrysaora wurlerra Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][2]


  1. ^ Cornelius, P. (2004). "Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810" World Register of Marine Species, accessed 2011-07-27
  2. ^ a b c d e Morandini, A.C. & A.C. Marques (2010). "Revision of the genus Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)". Zootaxa. 2464: 1–97. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2011-07-27.