Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID166723
GroupCoelenterates-Scyphozoan
GenusPhyllorhiza
Speciespunctata
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
StateTX
CountyGalveston
LocalityGalveston Bay in Eckerts Bayou
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameWest Galveston Bay
HUC8 Number12040204
HUC10 NameDickinson Bayou
HUC10 Number1204020402
HUC12 NameDickinson Bayou
HUC12 Number120402040200
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Collection Day19
Collection Month6
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed ocean current | shipping ballast water
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18077
Author:Barord, G.J., W.M. Graham, and K.M. Bayha
Date:2007
Title:First report of the invasive medusa, Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld (1884) in Galveston Bay, Texas.
Journal:Gulf of Mexico Science
Volume:25
Issue:2
Pages:166-167
Commentsfirst record for the area; species identity was confirmed by DNA
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineBrackish
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