Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Cyanea lamarckii
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Cyanea lamarckii, also known as the Blue jellyfish or Bluefire jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish in the family Cyaneidae. Populations in the western Pacific around Japan are sometimes distinguished as Cyanea nozakii or Cyanea capillata nozakii.
This jellyfish has many stinging tentacles. The four mouth arms are large with many wrinkles and ripples.
The taxonomy of Cyanea species is not fully agreed upon. Some zoologists have suggested that all species within the genus should be treated as one. However, Cyanea lamarckii exists with two other distinct taxa in at least the eastern North Atlantic.
The species specifyer originates from the French naturalist Lamarck (Latin name form: Lamarckius).
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