Specimen Information

Blackfordia virginica
Blackfordia virginica
(Black Sea jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Hydrozoans
Exotic

Specimen ID630594
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusBlackfordia
Speciesvirginica
Common NameBlack Sea jellyfish
StateLA
CountyOrleans
LocalityLittle Cedar Bayou on edge of Lake Pontchartrain
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
HUC10 NameMississippi River Gulf Outlet Canal-Frontal Lake Borgne
HUC10 Number0809020303
HUC12 NameLake St Catherine-Frontal Lake Borgne
HUC12 Number080902030303
Map
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Collection Day9
Collection Month6
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26508
Author:Harrison, G.F., K. Kim, and A.G. Collins
Date:2013
Title:Low genetic diversity of the putatively introduced, brackish water hydrozoan, Blackfordia virginica (Leptothecata: Blackfordiidae), throughout the United States, with a new record for Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana
Journal:Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume:126
Issue:2
Pages:91-102
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineBrackish
Number Collected10


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/2/2020].

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