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

Forskalia edwardsii Kölliker, 1853

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ForskaliaKölliker, 1853accepted genus name


original description

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

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

Leloup, E. (1935). Les siphonophores de la rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer (Alpes Maritimes, France) [Siphonophores of the Rade of Villefranche-sur-Mer (Maritime Alps, France)]. Bull. Mus. royal d'Hist. Nat. Belg./Med. Kon. Natuurhist. Mus. Belg. 11(31): 1-12

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

Lens, A. D. and van Riemsdijk, T. 1908. The Siphonophora of the “Siboga” Expedition. Siboga Exped. 9: 1-130, 24 pls.

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

Moser, F. 1917. Die Siphonophoren der Adria und ihre Beziehungen zu denen des Weltmeeres. Sitzungsber. Akad. Wiss. Wien 126 (9): 703-763.

additional source

Keferstein, W., and Ehlers, E. 1861. Beobachtungen über die Siphonophoren von Neapel und Messina. Zoologische Beiträge gesammelt im Winter 1859/60 in Neapel und Messina. Wilhelm Engelmann, Leipzig.

additional source

Pugh, P. R. 2003. A revision of the family Forskaliidae (Siphonophora, Physonectae). Journal of Natural History 37: 1281-1327.

additional source

Bedot, M. 1893. Revision de la famille des Forskaliidae. Revue Suisse de Zoologie 1, 231-254.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (7 publications)
Barcode of Life (1 barcode)
GenBank (10 nucleotides; 2 proteins)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Forskalia edwardsii Kölliker, 1853. 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:135501




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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