Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID630595
GroupCoelenterates-Hydrozoans
GenusBlackfordia
Speciesvirginica
Common NameBlack Sea jellyfish
StateDE
CountySussex
LocalityCedar Creek, near mouth at Slaughter Beach
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBroadkill-Smyrna
HUC8 Number02040207
HUC10 NameMispillion River-Delaware Bay
HUC10 Number0204020705
HUC12 NameLower Cedar Creek
HUC12 Number020402070505
Map
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Collection Day18
Collection Month6
Collection Year2010
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 Collected3


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/1/2020].

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