Turritopsis nutricula   Mccrady, 1859

immortal jellyfish

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

Hydrozoa | Anthoathecata | Hydractiniidae

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

Sessile; brackish; depth range 0 - 220 m (Ref. 116114).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic, Caribbean and Pacific Oceans in tropical and subtropical climates.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 0.5 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Epipelagic (Ref. 116114). Known from mangroves (Ref. 86642). Found in patch reefs, mangrove island, sand trough areas, outer ridge and fore-reef slope on substrates composed of algae, mangrove roots or dead corals and gorgonians. In Belize, it is found at depths of 0.2 to 31 m. As with other hydroids, this species exhibits a pelagic medusiod stage. Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 15). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 17th to 25th May, during which the samples collected had gonophores or medusa buds

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

Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 15). Period of reproductive maturity recorded for Carrie Bow Cay, Belize is from 17th to 25th May, during which the samples collected had gonophores or medusa buds

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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Internet sources

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

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 11.5 - 28, mean 23.1 (based on 2116 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown