Chiropsella bart n. sp., a new box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida) from the Northern Territory, Australia

Gershwin, Lisa-Ann, and Alderslade, Philip (2006) Chiropsella bart n. sp., a new box jellyfish (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida) from the Northern Territory, Australia. The Beagle, 22. pp. 15-21.

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Abstract

A new species of multi-tentacled box jellyfish from eastern Arnhem Land along the Gulf of Carpentaria, renowned locally for occurring only in the so-called ‘safe season’ (i.e., the dry season), is described. Chiropsella bart n. sp., differs from other chiropsalmids in maturing at a much smaller size, in its mature tentacle number, in having coalesced gastric saccules in the form of a kidney-bean-shaped knob, and in having very long pedalia with the branches and tentacles clustered near the distal end.

Item ID: 4081
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: taxonomy; cnidaria; coelenterata; Chiropsalmidae; chirodropidae; Chiropsalmus; stinger season; Gulf of Carpentaria
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ISSN: 0811-3653
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2009 05:53
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060808 Invertebrate Biology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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