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Naming the Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida: Tamoyidae)

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dc.contributor.author Collins, Allen Gilbert en
dc.contributor.author Bentlage, Bastian en
dc.contributor.author Gillan, William (Bud) en
dc.contributor.author Lynn, Tara H. en
dc.contributor.author Morandini, Andre C. en
dc.contributor.author Marques, Antonio C. en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-28T17:15:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-28T17:15:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Collins, Allen Gilbert, Bentlage, Bastian, Gillan, William (Bud), Lynn, Tara H., Morandini, Andre C., and Marques, Antonio C. 2011. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F16118">Naming the Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida: Tamoyidae)</a>." <em>Zootaxa</em>. 53&ndash;68. en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/16118
dc.description.abstract A new species of cubozoan jellyfish has been discovered in shallow waters of Bonaire, Netherlands ( Dutch Caribbean). Thus far, approximately 50 sightings of the species, known commonly as the Bonaire banded box jelly, are recorded, and three specimens have been collected. Three physical encounters between humans and the species have been reported. Available evidence suggests that a serious sting is inflicted by this medusa. To increase awareness of the scientific disciplines of systematics and taxonomy, the public has been involved in naming this new species. The Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp., can be distinguished from its close relatives T. haplonema from Brazil and T. sp. from the southeastern United States by differences in tentacle coloration, cnidome, and mitochondrial gene sequences. Tamoya ohboya n. sp. possesses striking dark brown to reddish-orange banded tentacles, nematocyst warts that densely cover the animal, and a deep stomach. We provide a detailed comparison of nematocyst data from Tamoya ohboya n. sp., T. haplonema from Brazil, and T. sp. from the Gulf of Mexico. en
dc.relation.ispartof Zootaxa en
dc.title Naming the Bonaire banded box jelly, Tamoya ohboya, n. sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Carybdeida: Tamoyidae) en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 98862
rft.jtitle Zootaxa
rft.issue 2753
rft.spage 53
rft.epage 68
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-Reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 53
dc.citation.epage 68


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