Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Ctenophora > Class Tentaculata > Subclass Typhlocoela > Order Cydippida > Family Mertensiidae > Genus Mertensia

Mertensia ovum (Fabricius, 1780)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

MertensiaLesson, 1830accepted genus name

Species group names

Mertensia cucullus L. Agassiz, 1860 synonym

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Bokmål (Norwegian): arktiskammanet sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian: arktiskammanet sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Norwegian Bokmål: arktiskammanet
 Norwegian Nynorsk: arktiskammanet
 Nynorsk (Norwegian): arktiskammanet


basis of record

van der Land, J. (2001). Ctenophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 122-123

additional source

Brunel, P., Bosse, L. & Lamarche, G. (1998). Catalogue of the marine invertebrates of the estuary and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Canadian Special Publication of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 126. 405 p.

additional source

Linkletter, L.E. 1977. A checklist of marine fauna and flora of the Bay of Fundy. Huntsman Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews, N.B. 68 p.

additional source

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Liley, R. (1958). Ctenophora. Replaced by sheet no. 146. Fiches d'identification du zooplancton, 82. ICES: Copenhagen, Denmark. 5 pp.

additional source

UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms

additional source

Gosner, K.L. 1971. Guide to identification of marine and estuarine invertebrates: Cape Hatteras to the Bay of Fundy. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 693 p.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Ctenophora Collection
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 0 proteins)


Mills, C. (2014). Mertensia ovum (Fabricius, 1780). In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:106377




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