Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Species group names

Microhydra ryderi Potts, 1885 subjective synonym
Craspedacusta sowerbyi auct. misapplied name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Dutch: zoetwaterkwalletje
 English: fresh-water jellyfish


original description

Lankester, E.R., 1880. On a new jelly-fish of the order Trachomedusae, living in fresh water. Nature, Lond. 22 : 147-148, 190-191, 241.

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

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

additional source

Schuchert, P. 2009a. Anthoanthecata (Cnidaria). In: Gordon, D. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity. Volume One: Kingdom Animalia. 584 pp

additional source

W. Vervoort, P. Schuchert & J. van der Land, 2000-2007, as a contribution to UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms



External Links

Link To GBIF
Link To GBIF


Schuchert, P. (2011). Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880. In: Schuchert, P. World Hydrozoa database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2012) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at

Dr Wim Vervoort. Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at




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