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

Forskalia formosa Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

ForskaliaKölliker, 1853accepted genus name


original description

Keferstein, W., and Ehlers, E. 1860. Auszug aus den Beobachtungen über die Siphonophoren von Neapel und Messina angestellt in Winter 1859-60. Nachr. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen No. 23: 254-262.

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

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

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

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

Dunn, C. W., & Wagner, G. P. 2006. The evolution of colony-level development in the Siphonophora (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa). Development Genes and Evolution 216: 743-754.





External Links

GenBank (2 nucleotides; 0 proteins)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Forskalia formosa Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860. 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:135502




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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