Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880,

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: 193

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Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880


Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 

Remarks: this species was recorded from Bahia de Cartagena by Moncaleano & Niño (1976). However, Craspedacusta sowerbyi  is a freshwater species (Bouillon et al. 2004), suggesting that the record is likely a misidentification for the area. According to Fleming & Hazelwood (1967), medusae of C. sowerbii  do not tolerate salinities above 3 ppt. 

Distribution in South America: medusa—Pacific Ocean, Chile, at 33.8°S 73.1°W in Concepción (Quezada 1969a p. 32, 1973 p. 227), at 37.9°S 78.3°W in Contulmo (Quezada 1973 p. 227), at 39.0°S 72.1°W in Carilafquén lagoon (Figueroa & Ríos 2010); Atlantic Ocean, Colombia, from 10.27°N to 10.42°N in the Bahia de Cartagena (Moncaleano & Niño 1976).

Habitat: medusa—found in fresh and estuarine waters (Quezada 1969a p. 32, 1973 p. 227).