Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775),

M. P. Oliveira 1,16, S P. Miranda 2, *,, Es W. Mianzan 10,, Ro E. Migotto 11,, Ne B. Nascimento 2,11, Eli Nogueira Júnior 12,, Er Quiñones 13,, Izio Scarabino 14,, Tín Schiariti 10,, Io N. Stampar 15,, Tronolone 2, , Quíria B. & Onio C. Marques 2,11, 2016, Census of Cnidaria (Medusozoa) and Ctenophora from South American marine waters, Zootaxa 4194 (1), pp. 1-256: 206-207

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Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775)


Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775) 

Remarks: species of the genus Cassiopea  are hard to identify ( Holland et al. 2004) due to similar morphology. The first Brazilian record refers only to the polyp stage and medusae reared in laboratory conditions (Migotto et al. 2002; Morandini et al. 2005a). Medusae were found in several places along the coast of Brazil, but mostly based on photographic records, precise identification of some of these populations still remains uncertain (Morandini et al.


Distribution in South America: polyp—Atlantic Ocean, south and southeastern coasts of Brazil (Migotto et al. 2002; Morandini et al. 2005a; Silveira & Morandini 2011; Morandini et al. in press); medusa—Atlantic Ocean, Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil (Morandini et al. 2016).

Habitat: shallow water species (Morandini et al. 2005a).