Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Trachylinae > Order Limnomedusae > Family Olindiidae > Genus Craspedacusta

Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

CraspedacustaLankester, 1880accepted genus name
Microhydra Potts, 1885 generic synonym

Species group names

Craspedacusta sowerbyi auct. subjective synonym
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

Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101.

additional source

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

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





External Links

USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection
Biodiversity Heritage Library (23 publications)


Schuchert, P. (2014). Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880. 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:117767

Dr Wim Vervoort. Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=240623




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