Palephyra indica Vanhöffen, 1902
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Family:  Nausithoidae ()
Max. size:  1.6 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Western Pacific: Fiji, New Caledonia and New Zealand. Tropical to subtropical.
Biology:  Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
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Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Dar, Christine - 28.05.08

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