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Melicertum octocostatum   (Sars, 1835)

eight-strand jelly

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Melicertum octocostatum   AquaMaps   Data sources: GBIF OBIS
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Hydrozoa | Leptothecata | Melicertidae

Environment / Climate / Range

Pelagic.  Polar

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Arctic, North Atlantic and Eastern Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 1.4 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Coastal species, estuarine; weak swimmer; feed on copepods, polychaete larvae and fish larvae (Ref. 2376). Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 18, 26).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 18, 26).

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)

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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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 5.7 - 12.4, mean 9.1 (based on 948 cells; Ref. 115970).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown