Semaeostomeae

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Order Semaeostomeae L. Agassiz 1862

Characteristics of the Order (from Kramp 1961)

Scyphomedusae with umbrella margin cleft into lappets; without a coronal furrow and without pedalia; with (or without) hollow marginal tentacles and with marginal rhopalia; with a single central mouth opening provided with four large curtain-like or gelatinous lips; with gonads in sac-like folds of the endodermal wall of the subumbrella.



Family (3) Genus (19) Species (63) Collections
Cyaneidae L.

Agassiz 1862

Cyanea Péron & Lesueur 1810 annasethe (Haeckel 1880)
annaskala von Lendenfeld 1884 Tasmania (D,M), Victoria (D,M)
buitendijki Stiasny 1919
capillata (Linné 1758) * Alaska (D), Norway (D)
citrea (Kishinouye 1910)
ferruginea Eschscholtz 1829
fulva L. Agassiz 1862
lamarcki Péron & Lesueur 1810
mjöbergi Stiasny 1921
muellerianthe Haacke 1887
nozakii Kishinouye 1891
postelsi Brandt 1838
purpurea Kishinouye 1910
rosea Quoy & Gaimard 1824 New South Wales(D,M)
Desmonema L. Agassiz 1862 chierchianum Vanhöffen 1888
comatum Larson 1986
gaudichaudi (Lesson 1832) *
glaciale Larson 1986
Drymonema Haeckel 1880 dalmatinum Haeckel 1880 *
gorgo F. Müller 1883
Pelagiidae Gegenbaur 1856 Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur 1810 achlyos Martin, Gershwin, Burnett, Cargo & Bloom 1997
africana (Vanhöffen 1902)
blossevillei Lesson 1830
colorata (Russell 1964)
Chrysaora colorata (Russell 1964) Monterey Bay Aquarium
depressa (Kishinouye 1902)
fulgida (Reynaud 1830)
fuscescens Brandt 1835
Chrysaora fuscescens Brandt 1835 Monterey Bay Aquarium
helvola Brandt 1838
hysoscella (Linné 1766) *
lactea Eschscholtz 1829 
Chrysaora lactea Eschscholtz 1829 Cananeia county, Brazil
melanaster Brandt 1838
pacifica (Goette 1886)
plocamia (Lesson 1832)
quinquecirrha (Desor 1848)
Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor 1848) Bahrain
spp.
Pelagia Péron & Lesueur 1810

noctiluca (Forskål 1775) *

Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål 1775) New Zealand

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Sanderia Goette 1886 malayensis Goette 1886
Ulmaridae Haeckel 1879 Aurelia Péron & Lesueur 1810 aurita (Linné 1758) * N. Europe (D), NE USA (D)
coerulea von Lendenfeld 1884
colpota Brandt 1838
labiata Chamisso & Eysenhardt 1821
limbata (Brandt 1835) - molecular "LIM" Japan (D)
maldivensis Bigelow 1904
solida Browne 1905
spp.
sp. 1 (morphological, molecular) California (D), France (D), Japan (D), New South Wales (D), Perth (D)
sp. 2 (molecular) Brazil (D)
sp. 3 (morphological, molecular) Palau
sp. 4 (morphological, molecular) Palau (D, M), Kakaban (D), Hawaii (D)
sp. 5 (molecular) Mljet (D)
sp. 6 (morphological, molecular) Palau (D, M)
sp. 7 (molecular) Tasmania (D), New Zealand (D)
sp. 8 (molecular) Adriatic Sea (D), Red Sea
sp. 9 (molecular) Gulf of Mexico (D)
sp. 10 (molecular) cf. limbata Alaska (D)
sp. 11 (molecular) Kwajalein (D)
Aurosa Haeckel 1880 furcata Haeckel 1880 *
Deepstaria Russell 1967 enigmatica Russell 1967 *
reticulum Larson, Madin & Harbison, 1988
Discomedusa Claus 1877 Lobata Claus 1877 *
philippina Mayer 1910
sp. Moore 1949
Diplulmaris Maas 1908 antarctica Maas 1908 *
malayensis Stiasny 1935
Floresca Haeckel 1880 parthenia Haeckel 1880 *
Parumbrosa Kishinouye 1910 polylobata Kishinouye 1910 *
Phacellophora Brandt 1835 camtschatica Brandt 1838 * California (D)
Poralia Vanhöffen 1902 rufescens Vanhöffen 1902 *
Stellamedusa Raskoff and Matsumoto 2004 ventana Raskoff and Matsumoto 2004 *
Sthenonia Eschscholtz 1829 albida Eschscholtz 1829 *
Stygiomedusa Russell 1959 Gigantea (Browne 1910) *
Tiburonia Matsumoto, Raskoff and Lindsay 2003 granrojo Matsumoto, Raskoff and Lindsay 2003 *
Ulmaris Haeckel 1880 prototypus Haeckel 1880 *
snelliusi Stiasny 1935

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Compiled by M.N Dawson, G. Jarms, A.C. Morandini, F. Pagès. Update pending.