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Blackfordia virginica   Mayer, 1910

black sea jellyfish
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Classification Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Leptothecata | Blackfordiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wrobel, D. and C.E. Mills. 1998. (Ref. 2376)

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 1.8 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Environment

Pelagic

Climate / Range

Boreal

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Black Sea: native to the Black Sea and introduced worldwide. Mostly boreal, but also in subtropical and tropical.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found mostly in bays and harbors (introduced by shipping). Tolerates salinities of 3 to 35 ppm, i.e., eurythermal; feeds on copepods, copepod nauplii and barnacle nauplii (Ref. 2376). Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 19, 26).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown