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First record of the jellyfish Rhopilema hispidum (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) from the coast of Pakistan

  • Shahnawaz Gul (a1) and André C. Morandini (a2)

We report the first record of the scyphomedusa Rhopilema hispidum from the coast of Pakistan. The jellyfish is briefly described and the diagnostic characters are discussed. The morphological features used for the genera identification within the family Rhizostomatidae and various species of the genus Rhopilema are highlighted. We also question the previous record of Rhizostoma pulmo in Pakistan, assuming it to be a Rhopilema jellyfish and possibly the given species.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: S. Gul, Department of Zoology, Jamia Millia Government Degree College, Malir, Karachi, Pakistan email:
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