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Redescription of <I>Alatina alata</I> (Reynaud, 1830) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

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dc.contributor.author Lewis, Cheryl en
dc.contributor.author Bentlage, Bastian en
dc.contributor.author Yanagihara, Angel en
dc.contributor.author Gillan, William en
dc.contributor.author Blerk, Johan Van en
dc.contributor.author Keil, Daniel P. en
dc.contributor.author Bely, Alexandra E. en
dc.contributor.author Collins, Allen Gilbert en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-04T18:18:07Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-04T18:18:07Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Lewis, Cheryl, Bentlage, Bastian, Yanagihara, Angel, Gillan, William, Blerk, Johan Van, Keil, Daniel P., Bely, Alexandra E., and Collins, Allen Gilbert. 2013. "<a href="https%3A%2F%2Frepository.si.edu%2Fhandle%2F10088%2F21784">Redescription of Alatina alata (Reynaud, 1830) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean</a>." <em>Zootaxa</em>. 3737 (4):473&ndash;487. <a href="https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3737.4.8">https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3737.4.8</a> en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-5326
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/21784
dc.description.abstract Here we establish a neotype for Alatina alata (Reynaud, 1830) from the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. The species was originally described one hundred and eighty three years ago as Carybdea alata in La Centurie Zoologique-a monograph published by René Primevère Lesson during the age of worldwide scientific exploration. While monitoring monthly reproductive swarms of A. alata medusae in Bonaire, we documented the ecology and sexual reproduction of this cubozoan species. Examination of forty six A. alata specimens and additional archived multimedia material in the collections of the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC revealed that A. alata is found at depths ranging from surface waters to 675 m. Additional studies have reported it at depths of up to 1607 m in the tropical and subtropical Atlantic Ocean. Herein, we resolve the taxonomic confusion long associated with A. alata due to a lack of detail in the original description and conflicting statements in the scientific literature. A new cubozoan character, the velarial lappet, is described for this taxon. The complete description provided here serves to stabilize the taxonomy of the second oldest box jellyfish species, and provide a thorough redescription of the species. en
dc.relation.ispartof Zootaxa en
dc.title Redescription of <I>Alatina alata</I> (Reynaud, 1830) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 117817
dc.identifier.doi 10.11646/zootaxa.3737.4.8
rft.jtitle Zootaxa
rft.volume 3737
rft.issue 4
rft.spage 473
rft.epage 487
dc.description.SIUnit NH-Invertebrate Zoology en
dc.description.SIUnit NMNH en
dc.description.SIUnit Peer-reviewed en
dc.citation.spage 473
dc.citation.epage 487

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