Orthopyxis integra (MacGillivray, 1842),

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: 158

publication ID

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

publication LSID




persistent identifier


treatment provided by


scientific name

Orthopyxis integra (MacGillivray, 1842)


Orthopyxis integra (MacGillivray, 1842) 

Synonyms in the area: Campanularia  integra— Jäderholm 1910 p. 3; Genzano & Zamponi 1997; Seo 2003 [polyp].

Remarks: species of the genus Orthopyxis  from the southwestern Atlantic were recently reviewed by Cunha et al. (2015), who concluded that none of their records should be assigned to O. integra (MacGillivray, 1842)  . Therefore, the occurrence of this species in the area still needs confirmation. Since information is lacking for several records to be confidently assigned to the typical O. integra  (see Cunha et al. 2015), we retain their original identification until more information is available about the status of the species in the region. 

Distribution in South America: polyp—Pacific Ocean, Chile, in Fitzroy Channel (Jäderholm 1910 p. 3); Atlantic Ocean, Brazil, from 25.80°S to 26.80°S, Argentina, at 54.93°S 66.78°W and at 55.02°S 66.35°W, in Beagle Channel (Jäderholm 1910 p. 3; Haddad 1992; Genzano & Zamponi 1997; Haddad & Chiaverini 2000, abstract; Oliveira 2003; Seo 2003; Menon et al. 2006, abstract; Bornancin 2008; Oliveira & Marques 2007).

Habitat: polyp—from intertidal zone to 14m depth, on algae, mussels and hydroids such as Sertularella picta  (Jäderholm 1910 p. 3; Haddad 1992; Haddad & Chiaverini 2000; Oliveira 2003; Seo 2013; Menon et al. 2006; Bornancin 2008; Oliveira & Marques 2007).