Macro-morphological variation among cryptic species of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)

@article{Dawson2003MacromorphologicalVA,
  title={Macro-morphological variation among cryptic species of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)},
  author={Michael N. Dawson},
  journal={Marine Biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={143},
  pages={369-379}
}
  • M. Dawson
  • Published 2003
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Marine Biology
Morphological variation in qualitative and quantitative features is compared among species of Aurelia defined a priori using molecular criteria. Macro-morphological features were more numerous than previously implied (28 cf. 17), most were variable (26 of 28), and all species were morphologically distinguishable using univariate, multivariate and phylogenetic statistics. However, due to discrepant morphological descriptions, Aurelia spp. 3, 4, and 6 could not be assigned reliably to any… 
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