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Alatina

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Video of Alatina swimming at depth, taken near the Bahamas.

Alatina is a genus of box jellyfish within class Cubozoa. It is the largest of the three known genera in the family Alatinidae, and the only one which is not monotypic. It contains the following ten species:

Alatina Grandis is the largest known jellyfish in this genus, and is highly rare with a bell size of approximately 180mm and 110mm in height and width respectively.[2]

References

  1. ^ Collins, Allen G. (2010). Collins AG, Jarms G (eds.). "Alatina Gershwin, 2005". World list of Cubozoa. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2018-01-08.
  2. ^ Ilka Straehler-Pohl, George I. Matsumoto, Melisa J. Acevedo. Recognition of the Californian cubozoan population as a new species—Carybdea confusa n. sp. (Cnidaria, Cubozoa, Carybdeida). Plankton and Benthos Research. 2017, Vol.12, No.2, p.129.
  • Gershwin, L. 2005. Carybdea alata auct. and Manokia stiasnyi, reclassification to a new family with description of a new genus and two new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 51: 501–523.

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Alatina: Brief Summary

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Video of Alatina swimming at depth, taken near the Bahamas.

Alatina is a genus of box jellyfish within class Cubozoa. It is the largest of the three known genera in the family Alatinidae, and the only one which is not monotypic. It contains the following ten species:

Alatina alata (Reunaud, 1830) Alatina grandis (Agassiz & Mayer, 1902)

Alatina Grandis is the largest known jellyfish in this genus, and is highly rare with a bell size of approximately 180mm and 110mm in height and width respectively.

Alatina madraspatana (Menon, 1930) Alatina morandinii (Straehler-Pohl & Jarms, 2011) Alatina moseri (Mayer, 1906) Alatina pyramis (Haeckel, 1880) Alatina rainensis Gershwin, 2005 Alatina tetraptera (Haeckel, 1880) " Alatina tetraptera
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