Invemar
Bulletin of Marine and Coastal Research

FIRST RECORD OF THE JELLYFIH OF THE GENUS LYCHNORHIZA (CNIDARIA: SCYPHOZOA: RHIZOSTOMEAE: LYCHNORHIZIDAE) IN THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN

Cristina María Cedeño-Posso Cedeño Posso, Orlando Pedro Lecompte Pérez

Abstract


This paper reports for the fist time in Colombia the jellyfih Lychnorhiza sp., aff. L. lucerna, based on seventeen individuals collected in front of Isla de Rosario (Magdalena). This jellyfih is one of the most common inhabitants in coastal waters from southeastern Brazil to northern Argentina, but it was not recorded yet from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.

Keywords


Jellyfih; Lychnorhizidae; Lychnorhiza lucerna; fist record; Colombian Caribbean

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DOI: 10.25268/bimc.invemar.2013.42.2.42

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