Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Leptothecata > Family Aequoreidae > Genus Aequorea

Aequorea vitrina Gosse, 1853

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AequoreaPéron & Lesueur, 1810accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: lampenkapje


original description

Gosse, P. H. 1853d. A naturalist's rambles on the Devonshire coast. John van Voorst, London, pp. i-xvi, 1-451, pls 1-28.

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

Rappé, G. (1989). Larger Cnidaria and Ctenophora from the plankton and pleuston in Belgian waters, in: Wouters, K.; Baert, L. (Ed.) (1989). Proceedings of the Symposium "Invertebrates of Belgium". pp. 15-18

additional source

Muller, Y. (2004). Faune et flore du littoral du Nord, du Pas-de-Calais et de la Belgique: inventaire. [Coastal fauna and flora of the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and Belgium: inventory]. Commission Régionale de Biologie Région Nord Pas-de-Calais: France. 307 pp.

additional source

Shih, C.T., 1977. A guide to the Jellyfish of Canadian Atlantic waters. National Museum of Natural Sciences, Natural History Series 5 : 1-190.


Cornelius, P.F.S. (1995). North-West European thecate hydroids and their Medusae: part 1 introduction, Laodiceidae to Haleciidae: keys and notes for identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 50. Field Studies Council: Shrewsbury, UK. ISBN 1-85153-254-4. vii, 347 pp.


Russell, F.S., 1953. The medusae of the British Isles. Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae, Limnomedusae, Trachymedusae and Narcomedusae. : 1-530, pls. 1-35.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (11 publications)


WoRMS (2014). Aequorea vitrina Gosse, 1853. 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:117273




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