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Mnemiopsis leidyi  A. Agassiz, 1865
Taxonomic Serial No.: 53917

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): sea walnut [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomRadiata   
       PhylumCtenophora Eschscholtz, 1829 – comb jellies, sea walnuts, castanha do mar, ctenóforo  
          ClassTentaculata Eschscholtz, 1825  
             OrderLobata Eschscholtz, 1825  
                FamilyBolinopsidae Bigelow, 1912  
                   GenusMnemiopsis L. Agassiz, 1860  
                      SpeciesMnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865 – sea walnut  
       

 References
       
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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Mnemiopsis leidyi   
       
  Source: Phylum Ctenophora: list of all valid species names, 25-Apr-2005, website (version 05-Apr-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Notes: Mills, C.E. Internet 1998-present. Phylum Ctenophora: list of all valid species names. Electronic internet document available at http://faculty.washington.edu/cemills/Ctenolist.html. Published by the author, web page established March 1998   
  Reference for: Mnemiopsis leidyi   
       
  Publication(s):    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cairns, S. D., D. R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C. B. Castro, D. G. Fautin, P. R. Pugh, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora, Second Edition   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 28   
  Page(s): xi + 115   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 1-888569-39-5, 0097-0638  
  Notes: Copyright 2002, but "Publication date: March 2003" (from AFS website http://www.fisheries.org/ )   
  Reference for: Mnemiopsis leidyi, sea walnut [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Cairns, S. D., D. R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C. B. Castro, P. R. Pugh, et al.  
  Publication Date: 1991   
  Article/Chapter Title: Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Cnidaria and Ctenophora   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 22   
  Page(s): vii + 75   
  Publisher: American Fisheries Society   
  Publication Place: Bethesda, Maryland, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-913235-74-1, 0097-0638  
  Notes:    
  Reference for: sea walnut[English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Western Atlantic Ocean  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin:    
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: Cairns et al. (2003) Occurrence values: A  
 

 

   

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