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Stalked jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Staurozoa) of South Africa, with the description of Calvadosia lewisi sp nov.

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Author(s):
Miranda, Lucilia S. ; Branch, George M. ; Collins, Allen G. ; Hirano, Yayoi M. ; Marques, Antonio C. ; Griffiths, Charles L.
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; v. 4227, n. 3, p. 369-389, FEB 3 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Stalked jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Staurozoa) are cryptic, benthic animals, known mainly from polar and temperate waters of the Northern Hemisphere. We describe a new species, Calvadosia lewisi, from South Africa and review the staurozoan fauna of the region. Three other species are previously known from South Africa: Calvadosia capensis (Carlgren, 1938); Depastromorpha africana Carlgren, 1935; and Lipkea stephensoni Carlgren, 1933, but all of these are known from very few records and have been poorly illustrated and documented to date. We provide brief descriptions and photographic illustrations for each species and a list of local and global geographical records. Two (L. stephensoni and C. lewisi), but possibly three (D. africana), of the four known South African staurozoan species are endemic from South Africa. The new species, images, and extra distributional records presented here greatly improve knowledge of the staurozoan fauna in South Africa and, consequently, of the Southern Hemisphere. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/07362-7 - Evolution in Staurozoa: molecular, morphological, cnidome and developmental subsidies
Grantee:Lucília Souza Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/50484-4 - Biodiversity and distribution patterns of the Medusozoa form the South-Western Atlantic
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/23695-0 - Homology relationships in Medusozoa (Cnidaria) based on the anatomy of the different stages of the life cycle
Grantee:Lucília Souza Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 11/50242-5 - Dimensions of marine life: patterns and process of diversifications in planktonic and benthic cnidarians
Grantee:Antonio Carlos Marques
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Thematic Grants