Record Details

Scientific Name:
Ctenophora

Taxonomy and Nomenclature

Kingdom:
Animalia
Rank:
Subkingdom
Synonym(s):
Ctenophora
Common Name(s):
castanha do mar [Portuguese]
ctenóforo [Portuguese]
comb jellies [English]
sea walnuts [English]

Taxonomic Status

Current Standing:
valid

Data Quality Indicators

Record Credibility Rating:
TWG standards met
Global Species Completeness:
partial
Currency Rating:
2013

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References

Expert(s):
Stephen D. Cairns. Research Scientist/Curator, Department of Systematic Biology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560-0163, USA
Other Sources:
website: Phylum Ctenophora: list of all valid species names, 25-Apr-2005; 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
website: <a href="http://www.cria.org.br/">CRIA-Brazil</a>;
database: NODC Taxonomic Code;
document: ITIS & Species 2000 Catalogue of Life Management Hierarchy; M. Ruggiero & D. Gordon, eds. 2013. Consensus Management Hierarchy for the ITIS & Species2000 Catalogue of Life. Contributors: Nicolas Bailly, Thierry Bourgoin, Richard Brusca, Thomas Cavalier-Smith, Daphne Fautin, Dennis Gordon, Gerald Guala, Michael Guiry, Paul Kirk, Elliot Lefkowitz, David Mabberly, David Maddison, Alan Paton, Michael Ruggiero, Peter Stevens, and Brian Tyndall
References:
Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca 1990-01-01. Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates, Inc.. Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA. xiii - 992. 0-87893-098-1. .
Brusca, Richard C., and Gary J. Brusca 1990-01-01. Invertebrates. Sinauer Associates, Inc.. Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA. xiii + 992. 0-87893-098-1. .
Cairns, S. D., D. R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C. B. Castro, D. G. Fautin, P. R. Pugh, et al. 2002-01-01. American Fisheries Society Special Publication, no. 28. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, Maryland, USA. xi + 115. 1-888569-39-5. Copyright 2002, but "Publication date: March 2003" (from AFS website http://www.fisheries.org/ ).

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Comments

Comments:
David Nicolson - ITIS Data Development Coordinator: Apparently a 'pseudohomonym' of (same name as, but not ruled by ICZN) crane fly genus Ctenophora Meigen, 1803 (TSN 118845)

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