Pelagia noctiluca (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: 209

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.4194.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C21A07A7-3AD9-4AA2-8426-EAB08BA396E6

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4513606

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3F6387A9-FF3D-E299-85D8-FAE1DE8C6314

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål, 1775)
status

 

Pelagia noctiluca (Forskål, 1775) 

Remarks: species with holoplanktonic life cycle (Rottini Sandrini & Avian 1983). Aggregations occasionally found off Peruvian waters, at night (Quiñones pers. observ.).

Distribution in South America: medusa—Pacific Ocean, Colombia to Chile, from 5°N to 34°S (Kramp 1961, 1968; Fagetti 1973 p.45; Segura-Puertas 1984); Atlantic Ocean, Brazil from 23ºS to 28ºS (Mianzan & Guerrero 2000; Tronolone et al. 2002; Silveira & Morandini 2011).

Habitat: neritic and oceanic species, epipelagic (Kramp 1961).