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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3990.2.10

Nemopsis mianzani n. sp. (Hydrozoa, Bougainvilliidae), a new hydromedusa from central Chile

OTTO M. P. OLIVEIRA, GUILLERMO FELIÚ, SERGIO PALMA

Abstract


The genus Nemopsis, a bougainvillid hydrozoan with a dominant medusa phase, currently includes three species (Nemopsis bachei, N. dofleini and N. hexacanalis), all characterized by the presence of a pair of club-shaped tentacles in the median portion of the marginal bulbs. In this paper, we describe a fourth species, based on the medusa collected off Dichato, central Chilean coast.

 


Keywords


Gelatinous zooplankton, Hydroidolina, Hydrozoa, Medusozoa, Southeastern Pacific

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