*Nuffield Fellow, 1958. British Museum (Natural History).
THE STATUS AND AFFINITIES OF THE ANTHOMEDUSAN PARAGOTOEA BATHYBIA KRAMP, 1942
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1959 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 133, Issue 2, pages 171–177, December 1959
How to Cite
RALPH, P. M. (1959), THE STATUS AND AFFINITIES OF THE ANTHOMEDUSAN PARAGOTOEA BATHYBIA KRAMP, 1942. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 133: 171–177. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1959.tb05558.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 11th November 1958
Three specimens of a rare anthomedusa collected by the R.V. “Sarsia” west of the English Channel, are described and compared with Paragotoea bathybia Kramp, 1942 and have been identified with it.
With age, the number of tentacles increases from one to four and a quadrate stomach with four stomach pouches is developed as the medusa matures.
A quadrate stomach is regarded as significant in determining the affinities of Paragotoea and a new anthomedusan family Paragotoeidae is created for it.
Pending the discovery of more specimens of the Japanese form, Gotoea Uchida 1927, is recognized as distinct from Paragotoea and retained in the family Tubulariidae.