Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (F. Müller, 1859)

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: 30

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Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (F. Müller, 1859)


Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (F. Müller, 1859) 

Synonyms in the area: Tamoya quadrumana F. Müller, 1859  [medusa].

Remarks: data on the stomach content of southern Brazilian specimens presented by Nogueira Jr. & Haddad (2008). Species was recently redescribed by Gershwin (2006). Chiropsalmus quadrumanus  is a cryptic species, with at least two distinct lineages living along Brazilian waters (Sánchez 2011).

Distribution in South America: medusa—Atlantic Ocean, Colombia to Brazil, from 10.9°N to 27.67°S (Ranson 1945; Mianzan & Cornelius 1999; Morandini et al. 2005a; Silveira & Morandini 2011; Nogueira Jr. 2012; Cedeño-Posso & Lecompte, 2013a).

Habitat: medusa—coastal and estuarine species (Morandini et al. 2005a).