Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Calycophorae > Family Diphyidae > Subfamily Diphyinae > Genus Dimophyes

Dimophyes arctica (Chun, 1897)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DimophyesMoser, 1925accepted genus name

Species group names

Diphyes arctica Chun, 1897 basionym
Diphyes arctica Chun, 1897 synonym


original description

Chun, C. 1897. Die Siphonophoren der Plankton-Expedition. Band II. Ergebnisse der Plankton-Expedition der Humboldt-Stiftung. Pp. 126, pls 5.

basis of record

Mapstone, G. M. 2001. Siphonophora, 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. 120-122

additional source

Kirkpatrick, P.A.; Pugh, P.R. (1984). Siphonophores and velellids: keys and notes for the identification of the species. Synopses of the British fauna (new series), 29. E.J. Brill/W. Backhuys: London, UK. ISBN 90-04-07470-8. vi, 154 pp.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Leloup, E. (1933). Contributions à l'étude de la faune belge: 3. Sur la présence du siphonophore calycophoride Galetta australis (Lesueur) dans la zone littorale belge [Contribution to the study of the Belgian fauna: 3. On the presence of the calycophoride siphonophore Galetta australis (Lesueur) in the Belgian littoral zone]. Bull. Mus. royal d'Hist. Nat. Belg./Med. Kon. Natuurhist. Mus. Belg. 9(38): 1-7

additional source

Pugh, P. R. (1999). Siphonophorae. In South Atlantic Zooplankton I. Edited by D. Boltovskoy. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands. Pp. 868.

additional source

Pagès, F. & J.M. Gili, 1992. Siphonophores (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) of the Benguela Current (southeastern Atlantic). In: F. Pagès; J.-M. Gili & J. Bouillon, eds, Planktonic Cnidarians of the Benguela Current. Scientia Marina 56 suppl. 1: 65-112.

additional source

Pugh, P. R. and R. Gasca. 2009. Siphonophorae (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 395–402 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

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

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.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (12 publications)
Barcode of Life
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Dimophyes arctica (Chun, 1897). 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:135418




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