Linuche unguiculata   (Schwartz, 1788)

Thimble jellyfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Coronatae | Linuchidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 116114).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Circumglobal. Tropical and subtropical.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 2.5 cm H male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Short description Morphology

1.6 m wide, 1.8 cm high. Subrellar protuberances in two circles.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found nearshore and below surface in spring and summer; polyps on coral rubble (Ref. 2376). 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).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Wrobel, D. and C.E. Mills. 1998. (Ref. 2376)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 24.4 - 29.2, mean 27.9 (based on 2374 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown