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A new species of coronate Scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, Atorella octogonos

@article{Mills1987ANS,
  title={A new species of coronate Scyphomedusa from the Bahamas, Atorella octogonos},
  author={C. Mills and R. Larson and M. J. Youngbluth},
  journal={Bulletin of Marine Science},
  year={1987},
  volume={40},
  pages={423-427}
}
The family Atorellidae (Class Scyphozoa, Order Coronata) is distinct from all other coronates in having hexamerous symmetry superimposed on the typical scyphozoan tetramerous symmetry. All atorellid medusae (this monotypic family repiesented only by the genus Atorella) have six tentacles, six rhopalia, and six pairs of lappets in addition to having a tetramerous manubrial system with four groups of gastric cirri. Atorella medusae (three previously known species) are small, less than 25 mm in… Expand
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