Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Physonectae > Family Agalmatidae > Genus Lychnagalma

Lychnagalma utricularia (Claus, 1879)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LychnagalmaHaeckel, 1888accepted genus name

Species group names

Agalmopsis utricularia Claus, 1879 basionym
Agalmopsis utricularia Claus, 1879 synonym


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

Casanova, J.-P., 1980. Campagnes du "Meteor" dans l'Atlantique N-E. Siphonophores, Méduses et Thécosomes. Distribution verticale et comparaisons faunistiques avec la Méditerranée. "Meteor" Forsch.-Erbgeb. -32 : 15-32.

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

Pugh, P. R. 1989. Gelatinous zooplankton - the forgotten fauna. Prog. Underwater Sci. 14: 67-78.

additional source

Mills, C. E., Pugh, P. R., Harbison, G. R., and Haddock, S. H. D. 1996. Medusae, siphonophores and ctenophores of the Alborán Sea, south western Mediterranean. In Advances in Hydrozoan Biology. Edited by S. Piraino, F. Boero, J. Bouillon, P. F. S. Cornelius and Gili, J.M. Scientia Marina 60 (1): 145-163.


Pugh, P. R., and Harbison, G. R. 1986. New observations on a rare physonect siphonophore Lychnagalma utricularia (Claus, 1879). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. U.K. 66: 695-710.





External Links



Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Lychnagalma utricularia (Claus, 1879). 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:135492




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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