Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758),

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: 45-46

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.4511752

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3F6387A9-FFC1-E264-85D8-F8F4DDF96434

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758)
status

 

Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758) 

Synonyms in the area: Velella nimbosa  —Barattini & Ureta 1961 [polyp]; Velella spirans  —Moyano & Valdovinos 1984 p. 173-174 [polyp].

Distribution in South America: polyp—Pacific Ocean, Chile, at 41.516°S 73.683°W (Moyano & Valdovinos 1984 p. 173-174); Atlantic Ocean, Brazil to Argentina, from 0° (Equator) to 5°S, from 23°S to 46°S (Barattini & Ureta 1961; Alvariño 1981; Mianzan & Girola 1990; Migotto et al. 2002; Failla-Siquier 2006; Genzano et al. 2008a; Silveira & Morandini 2011; Lindner et al. 2014).

Habitat: polyp—pleustonic and oceanic species (Alvariño 1981); occasionally large populations stranded on beaches.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Cnidaria

Class

Hydrozoa

Order

Anthoathecata

Family

Porpitidae

Genus

Velella