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

Nanomia cara Agassiz, 1865

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

NanomiaA. Agassiz, 1865accepted genus name


original description

Agassiz, A. 1865a. Nanomia cara. - Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History 9: 181.

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

Trott, T.J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: a historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist (Special Issue 2): 261 - 324.

additional source

Fewkes, J.W., 1888. On certain medusae from New England. In: Studies from the Newport marine zool. Lab. Bull. Mus. comp. Zool. Harv. 13 7: 209-240.

additional source

ITIS database

additional source

Totton, A. K. 1965. A Synopsis of the Siphonophora. London, British Museum (Natural History). Pp. 230.

additional source

Kramp, P. L. 1942. Siphonophora. The Godthaab Expedition 1928. Medd. Grønl. 80 (8): 3-24.

additional source

Hosia, A., & Bamstedt, U. 2008. Seasonal abundance and vertical distribution of siphonophores in western Norwegian fjords. Journal of Plankton Research 30: 951-962.

additional source

Rossi, S., Youngbluth, M. J., Jacoby, C. A., Pages, F., & Garrofe, X. 2008. Fatty acid trophic markers and trophic links among seston, crustacean zooplankton and the siphonophore Nanomia cara in Georges Basin and Oceanographer Canyon (NW Atlantic). Scientia Marina 72: 403-416.


Agassiz, A. 1865b. North American Acalephae. Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard College 2: 1-234.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (59 publications)
USNM Invertebrate Zoology Cnidaria Collection


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Nanomia cara Agassiz, 1865. 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:135496




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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