Specimen Information

Phyllorhiza punctata
Phyllorhiza punctata
(Australian spotted jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Scyphozoan
Exotic

Specimen ID163802
GroupCoelenterates-Scyphozoan
GenusPhyllorhiza
Speciespunctata
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
StateMS
LocalityMississippi Sound near Cat, Ship, and Horn Islands
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMississippi Coastal
HUC8 Number03170009
Map
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Collection Day12
Collection Month7
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
CommentsGreatest concentrations observed near the western tip of Cat Island. High concentrations also noted north and south of Cat Island and south of Ship Island into Dog Keys Pass. Salinity and temperature south of Cat Island at time of collections - 34 ppt and 32C. Salinity and temperature north of Ship Island - 27 ppt and 31.2C. Bell diameters of specimens ranged from 80-410 mm.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierHarriet Perry
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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