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Overview

Brief Summary

Hyperia galba live in jellyfish, just under the bell. You find them the most in rhizostome jellyfish that have washed ashore, although they live in other species as well. Hyperia galba live off of the mass of jellyfish eggs as well as the food consumed by the jellyfish itself. Sometimes, you see coastal birds picking at beached jellyfish, in search of the Hyperia galba.
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Distribution

An Arctic-boreal, far-neritic species; it lives in the seas of the Polar basin and North Atlantic, including the Baltic Sea, penetrating south up to the Chesapeak Bay along the western coast and up to the coasts of England, Spain and the Azore Islands along the eastern coast. In the Pacific Ocean it penetrates up to the coasts of Hokkaido along the western coast and up to Alaska and Kodiak along the eastern coast. References to finds of Hyperia galba in the tropical and notal regions are obviously erroneous. [Montagu, 1815]
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Arctic to Cape Cod
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Physical Description

Size

Length of sexually mature specimens 10-24 mm. [Montagu, 1815]
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Diagnostic Description

The head is shorter than somites I and II of the pereon together. The lower posterior angle of epimeron III terminates in minute denticles; its posterior margin is quite convex. The outer lobes of the maxillipeds bear several short setae along the inner margin; the inner lobes are 3/4 the length of the outer lobes. The 5th and 6th segments of pereopods I-II are surfacially covered with numerous setae; the posterior margin of the 6th segment is unarmed, denticulate. The 2nd segment of pereopods V-VII is quite narrow, in pereopods V without setae, but in pereopods VI and VII with a fascicle of setae in its distal angle. [Montagu, 1815]
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Ecology

Habitat

pelagic and parasitic (host-eg. Moon jellyfish, Aurelia) species, found at depths of 0-75 m
  • North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
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Depth range based on 399 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 183 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 3337.56
  Temperature range (°C): -1.388 - 19.839
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.093 - 26.245
  Salinity (PPS): 10.036 - 38.398
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 9.281
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.060 - 1.876
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.085 - 76.145

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 3337.56

Temperature range (°C): -1.388 - 19.839

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.093 - 26.245

Salinity (PPS): 10.036 - 38.398

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.518 - 9.281

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.060 - 1.876

Silicate (umol/l): 1.085 - 76.145
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyperia galba

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 8
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Barcode data: Hyperia galba

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNTTTTAGGGCTTTGAAGAGGTTTAGNAGGTACTTCAATAAGTACTGTTATTCGGGCGGAGTTAATAGTTAAAGGTTCTTTATTAGGTGATGATCAGATTTATAATGTTATGGTTACTGGTCATGCTTTTATCATAATTTTTTTTATAGTTATACCTATTATAATTGGGGGGTTTGGTAATTGACTTGTTCCTTTAATATTAGGTAGTTTAGATATAGCTTTCCCTCGTATAAATAATATAAGTTTTTGGTTATTAGTTCCTTCTTTTATATTACTTTCTTTAAGTACTATAATTGAAAGAGGTGTAGGGGCTGGTTGGACTTTGTATCCTCCTTTATCTTCTAATATAGGTCATAGAGGTTCTGCATTAGACGTAGCTATTTTTTCTTTACATTTAGCAGGTATTTCTTCTATTTTAGGAGCTATTAATTTTATAACGACTGTTTTAAATATACGTACTAAAGGGTTTAAAATATCTCATATAAGCTTATTTGTTTGGGCTGTTTTTATTACTGCAATTTTGTTACTACTTTCTTTACCTGTTTTAGCTGGGGGAATTACTATACTTTTATTAGATCGTAATTTAAATACTTCTTTTTTTAATCCTGTAGGGGGAGGGGACCCTATTTTATACCAACATTTATTT
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Wikipedia

Hyperia galba

Hyperia galba is a species of zooplankton, an amphipod in the family Hyperiidae.[2][3]

Description[edit]

This species grows to 1.2 cm and has a rotund body shape which is translucent and has a light brown colour. One of the most prominent features of this species is the very large, green eyes. These occupy the entire sides of the head, which is short and rounded. Both the head and thorax are more plump than the abdomen, especially in females. The gnathopods are simple.[4] It has filiform antennae which are very short in females and long in males.[4] It has a laterally and dorsally rounded pereion which is deep and slightly laterally compressed.

Distribution[edit]

Hyperia galba is very widespread in the North Sea.[5]

Habitat[edit]

This species lives among jellyfish including those in the genera rhizostoma and aurelia, as well as others within the class scyphozoa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Hyperia galba (Montagu, 1815)". Marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  2. ^ "About Hyperia galba". marinespecies. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Species informations". Marlin.ac. Retrieved 24 May 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "The Marine Life Information Network". MarLIN. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Marine Species Identification Portal : Hyperia galba". Species-identification.org. Retrieved 2014-05-24. 


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