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New record of Nausithoe werneri (Scyphozoa, Coronatae, Nausithoidae) from the Brazilian coast and a new synonymy for Nausithoe maculata

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Molinari, Clarissa Garbi [1] ; Maronna, Maximiliano Manuel [1] ; Morandini, Andre Carrara [1, 2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Zool, Inst Biociencias, BR-05508090 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Biol Marinha, Rodovia Manuel Hypolito Rego Km 131-5, BR-11600000 Sao Sebastiao, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOKEYS; n. 984, p. 1-21, NOV 4 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The order Coronatae (Scyphozoa) includes six families, of which Nausithoidae Haeckel, 1880 is the most diverse with 26 species. Along the Brazilian coast, three species of the genus Nausithoe Kolliker, 1853 have been recorded: Nausithoe atlantica Broch, 1914, Nausithoe punclata Kolliker, 1853, and Nausithoe aurea Silveira \& Morandini, 1997. Living polyps (n = 9) of an unidentified nausithoid were collected in September 2002 off Arraial do Cabo (Rio de Janeiro, southeastern Brazil) at a depth of 227 m, and have been kept in culture since then. We compared these specimens with three species cultured in our laboratory: Nausithoe aurea (from Ilhabela, Sao Paulo, Brazil), Nausithoe maculata Jarms, 1990 (from Cuba and Puerto Rico), and Nausithoe werneri Jarms, 1990 (from the Atlantic Ocean off Morocco and from the Mediterranean Sea). The criteria used for comparison were: main aspects of the morphology, life cycle, and DNA sequences (18S, 28S, and COI). The results indicate that the unidentified polyps belong to N. werneri. Furthermore, N. aurea is considered a junior synonym of N. maculata. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/50174-7 - Systematics, life cycle and reproductive patterns of jellyfishes (Cnidaria: Medusozoa: Cubozoa and Scyphozoa) in the Baixada Santista (São Paulo, Brazil)
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Support type: BIOTA-FAPESP Program - Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/04560-9 - Patterns and processes in marine life: macroevolution in Scyphozoa (Medusozoa)
Grantee:Maximiliano Manuel Maronna
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 17/04954-0 - Description and life cycle of a solitary coronate scyphozoan from deep waters of the southeast coast of Brazil (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Coronatae, Nausithoidae) and comparison with other species
Grantee:Clarissa Garbi Molinari
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 15/21007-9 - Recognizing the diversity of jellyfishes (Medusozoa, Rhopaliophora)
Grantee:André Carrara Morandini
Support type: Regular Research Grants