Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Anthoathecata > Suborder Aplanulata > Family Corymorphidae > Genus Euphysa

Euphysa aurata Forbes, 1848

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Original genus

Corymorpha M. Sars, 1835

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

EuphysaForbes, 1848accepted genus name
Meiorhopalon von Salvini-Plawen, 1987 synonym

Species group names

Corymorpha aurata M. Sars, 1835 objective synonym
Corymorpha annulicornis M. Sars, 1859 subjective synonym
Corymorpha annulicornis M. Sars, 1859 synonym
Meiorhopalon arenicolum von Salvini-Plawen, 1987 synonym


original description

Forbes, E. 1848. A monograph of the British naked-eyed medusae: with figures of all the species. Ray Society, London, pp. 104, 13 plates.

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

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

Schuchert, P. 2001a. Hydroids of Greenland and Iceland (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Meddelelser om Grønland, Bioscience 53 : 1-184.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Calder, D. 2003 MS. Checklist of Hydroids, hydromedusae and siphonophores reported from the Bay of Fundy.


Schuchert, P. 2010. The European athecate hydroids and their medusae (Hydrozoa, Cnidaria): Capitata Part 2. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 117: 337-555.


Schuchert, P. 2012. North-West European Athecate Hydroids and their Medusae. Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) 59. The Linnean Society of London, London, pp. i-viii, 1-364.





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (49 publications)
GenBank (6 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Schuchert, P. (2014). Euphysa aurata Forbes, 1848. 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:117561

Dr Wim Vervoort. Euphysa aurata (M. Sars, 1835). Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240540




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