Stomolophidae

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Stomolophidae
Stomolophus meleagris.jpg
Stomolophus meleagris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomae
Suborder: Daktyliophorae
Family: Stomolophidae
Haeckel, 1880
Genus: Stomolophus
Species

2 species, see text

The Stopmolophidae are a family of true jellyfish from the West Atlantic and Pacific containing a single genus, Stomolophus.[1] In addition to the species listed below, Nomura's jellyfish (Nemopilema nomurai) was formerly included in this genus, though now it has been placed within the Rhizostomatidae.[2]

Species[edit]

According to the World Register of Marine Species, Stomolophus includes two species:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WoRMS. "Stopmolophidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Omori; and Kitamura (2004). Taxonomic review of three Japanese species of edible jellyfish (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae). Plankton Biol. Ecol. 51(1): 36–51.
  3. ^ WoRMS. "Stomolophus". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 3 August 2012.