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Morphological abnormalities in the stauromedusa Haliclystus auricula (Cnidaria) and their possible causes

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Zagal, CJ, Morphological abnormalities in the stauromedusa Haliclystus auricula (Cnidaria) and their possible causes, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 88, (2) pp. 259-262. ISSN 0025-3154 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1017/S0025315408000179

Abstract

Morphological abnormalities were observed in a population of the stauromedusa Haliclystus auricula in southern Chile. A total of 144 abnormal specimens was observed out of 3790 Stauromedusae sampled. The following abnormalities are described: individuals lacking arms (73%), with more than eight anchors (11%), more than eight arms (8%), lacking anchors (4%) and one individual with tentacles in abnormal locations. An individual with two peduncles, one with two mouths and one twin-like individual are recorded for the first time in this species. Their possible causes are discussed. © 2008 Marine Biological Association in the United Kingdom.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Zoology
Research Field:Invertebrate Biology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Mining Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Author:Zagal, CJ (Dr Carolina Zagal)
ID Code:54148
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:9
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2009-02-11
Last Modified:2009-02-11
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