Tripedalia cystophora   Conant, 1897

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Cubozoa | Carybdeida | Carybdeidae

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

Pelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Western Atlantic: Brazil, Jamaica and Puerto Rico.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits mangrove swamps (Ref. 1028). Collected near Rhizophora mangle roots (Ref. 116577). Uses vision to locate habitats with high prey densities. Feeds on copepods aggregating in light shafts produced by gaps in mangrove canopy (i.e., mangrove prop roots). These light shafts attract their crustacean prey, which, when they occur in large numbers, can make the light shafts more visible. Hunts only during the day and rests on the bottom at night (Ref. 116832).

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

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown