Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID163806
GroupCoelenterates-Scyphozoan
GenusPhyllorhiza
Speciespunctata
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
StateLA
LocalityGulf of Mexico, coastal waters
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameNorthern Gulf of Mexico
HUC8 Number32004300
Map
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Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14259
Author:Graham, W.M., D.L. Martin, D.L. Felder, V.L. Asper, and H.M. Perry
Date:2003
Title:Ecological and economic implications of a tropical jellyfish invader in the Gulf of Mexico.
Journal:Biological Invasions
Volume:5
Issue:1-2
Pages:53-69
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14261
Author:Anonymous
Date:2004
Title:A time-line of the Phyllorhiza punctata occurrence in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Journal:Dauphin Island Sea Lab website
Reference 3
Ref. Number:14262
Author:Perry, H.M., T. Van Devender, W. Graham, D. Johnson, K. Larsen, and C. Trigg
Date:2000
Title:Diaphanous denizens from down under: first occurrence of Phyllorhiza punctata in Mississippi coastal waters
Publisher:Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute
Issue:November 6-10, 2000
CommentsCollections were made for size distribution analysis, reproductive studies, assessment of zooxanthellae, gut content analysis, and carbon and nitrogen content.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDr. Monty Graham
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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