a small living medusa

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Franz Neidl
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a small living medusa

Post by Franz Neidl »

This Medusa had a diameter of circa 1000 µm (without the tentacles). I dont know the genus and the species. Maybe somebody can help me?

Obj. 4x planachromatic, brightfield.




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Post by Planapo »


I have just checked with my copy of RIEDL, 1983 and find the description and picture of the medusa of Zanclea costata (= Z. implexa) quite matching the one you have photographed here. So tentatively this or a closely related other genus/species within the Zancleidae would be my suggestion.

But please note that my knowledge of marine cnidaria is rather limited, so take this 'cum grano salis', yet possibly a helpful starting point for your further search.


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