Phialella chilensis (Hartlaub, 1905)

Otto M. P. Oliveira, Thaís P. Miranda, Enilma M. Araujo, Patricia Ayón, Cristina M. Cedeño-Posso, Amancay A. Cepeda-Mercado, Pab, 2016, Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters, Zootaxa 4194 (1), pp. 1-256: 146

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Phialella chilensis (Hartlaub, 1905)


Phialella chilensis (Hartlaub, 1905) 

Synonyms in the area: Campanulina chilensis  —Jäderholm 1905; Ritchie 1909 [polyp].

Remarks: Phialella chilensis  is thought to be the polyp stage of the medusa Phialella falklandica  (Blanco et al. 2000a, see below). However, further studies are necessary to assess this hypothesis.

Distribution in South America: polyp—Atlantic Ocean, Uruguay to Argentina, from 34°S to 55°S (Jäderholm 1905; Ritchie 1909; Blanco 1981a, 1984b, 1994a; El Beshbeeshy 1991, 2011; Genzano & Zamponi 1997; Blanco et al. 2000a; Seo 2003; Genzano et al.

Habitat: polyp—from 2 to 250m depth, on Macrocystis pyrifera  (Jäderholm 1905; Ritchie 1909; El Beshbeeshy 1991, 2011; Blanco 1984b, 1994a; Blanco et al. 2000a; Seo 2003; Genzano et al. 2009a).