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

Athorybia rosacea (Forsskål, 1775)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

AthorybiaEschscholtz, 1829accepted genus name

Species group names

Physsophora rosacea Forsskål, 1775 basionym
Physsophora rosacea Forsskål, 1775 synonym


original description

Forsskål, P. 1775. Descriptiones Animalium, Avium, Amphibiorum, Piscium, Insectorum, Vermium; quae in Itinere Orientali Observavit Petrus Forskål. Prof. Haun. Post Mortem Auctoris Ed. Carsten Neibuhr. Adjuncta est Materia Medica Kahirina atque Tabula Maris Rubri Geographica. Hauniae, Pp 1-20 + i-xxxiv + 1-164, map.

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

Bigelow, H. B. 1911. The Siphonophorae. Reports of the scientific research expedition to the tropical Pacific. Albatross XXIII. - Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 38: 173-401, 32 pls.

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

Totton, A. K. 1954. Siphonophora of the Indian Ocean together with systematic and biological notes on related specimens from other oceans. Discovery Rep. 27: 1-162.

additional source

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

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

Daniel, R. 1985. The fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Coelenterata: Hydrozoa, Siphonophora. Zoological Survey of India Publication, Calcutta, India.

additional source

Kölliker, A. 1853. Die Schwimmpolypen oder Siphonophoren von Messina. Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann. Pp. 1-96, pls 12.

additional source

Dunn, C. W., Pugh, P. R., and Haddock, S. H. D. 2005b. Molecular phylogenetics of the Siphonophora (Cnidaria), with implications for the evolution of functional specialisation. Syst. Biol. 54 (6): 916-935.

additional source

Pugh, P. R. 2006. The taxonomic status of the genus Moseria (Siphonophora, Physonectae). Zootaxa 26: 1-42.





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Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Athorybia rosacea (Forsskål, 1775). 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:135498




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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