Early life history and metamorphosis in Malo maxima Gershwin, 2005 (carukiidae, cubozoa, cnidaria)

Underwood, Avril H., Straehler-Pohl, Ilka, Carrette, Teresa J., Sleeman, Jessica, and Seymour, Jamie E. (2018) Early life history and metamorphosis in Malo maxima Gershwin, 2005 (carukiidae, cubozoa, cnidaria). Plankton & Benthos Research, 13 (4). pp. 143-153.

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This research presents the early life history stages of Malo maxima, a recently described tropical Australian cubozoan from the family Carukiidae, from sexual fertilisation to metamorphosis including planula, polyp, asexual reproductive strategies and young medusa. We discuss the similarities between M. maxima and two closely related carukiid species from Japan and Australia including morphology and behaviours previously undocumented in the class Cubozoa. All three carukiids can reproduce by mono-disk strobilation, a strategy common to all other orders of the class Scyphozoa but only recently described in Cubozoa.

Item ID: 55580
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1882-627X
Keywords: asexual reproduction, polyp, box jellyfish, cubozoan life cycle, mono-disk strobilation
Copyright Information: Copyright © 2018 The Plankton Society of Japan.
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2019 23:48
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl Marine Ichthyology) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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