Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Leptothecata > Family Campanulariidae

Clytia Lamouroux, 1812

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Phialidium Leuckart, 1856 synonym
Pseudoclytia Mayer, 1900 synonym


Clytia brunescens (Bigelow, 1904)
Clytia discoida (Mayer, 1900)
Clytia folleata (McCrady, 1859)
Clytia gracilis (Sars, 1850)
Clytia hemisphaerica (Linnaeus, 1767)
Clytia hummelincki (Leloup, 1935)
Clytia islandica (Kramp, 1919)
Clytia linearis (Thorneley, 1900)
Clytia macrogonia Bouillon, 1984
Clytia mccradyi (Brooks, 1888)
Clytia noliformis (McCrady, 1859) sensu Calder, 1991
Clytia paulensis (Vanhöffen, 1910)
Clytia serrulata (Bale, 1888)


original description

Lamouroux, J. V. F. 1812. Extrait d'un mémoire sur la classification des polypes coralligènes non entièrement pierreux. - Nouveau Bulletin des Sciences par la Société Philomatique de Paris 3: 181-188.

basis of record

van der Land, J.; Vervoort, W.; Cairns, S.D.; Schuchert, P. (2001). Hydrozoa, 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. 112-120

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

MacNae, W. & M. Kalk (eds) (1958). A natural history of Inhaca Island, Mozambique. Witwatersrand Univ. Press, Johannesburg. I-iv, 163 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Bouillon, J.; Boero, F. (2000). Synopsis of the families and genera of the Hydromedusae of the world, with a list of the worldwide species. Thalassia Salent. 24: 47-296


Cornelius, P.F.S., 1982. Hydroids and medusae of the family Campanulariidae recorded from the eastern North Atlantic, with a world synopsis of genera. Bull. Br. Mus. nat. Hist., Zool. 42 2: 37-148.



External Links



Schuchert, P. (2014). Clytia Lamouroux, 1812. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. 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:117030

Dr Wim Vervoort. Clytia Lamouroux, 1812. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240607




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