A New Stauromedusa, Kishinouyea Corbini (Scyphozoa, Stauromedusae) from the Tropical Western Atlantic
Kishinouyea corbini, new species, is the first stauromedusa reported from the tropical Atlantic and is the sole species of the genus in the Atlantic. It has only been collected from two shallow water areas of Puerto Rico. It is unique in that a number of the tentacles at the arm tip have fused to form a broad pad-like adhesive organ. These anchors attach to the substrate and enable the medusa to flip over by releasing the pedal disc. This somersaulting activity is also used in an unusual form of prey capture whereby shrimp and amphipods are trapped between the oral surface and the substrate.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 01 January 1980
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