Chirodectes maculatus

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Taxonavigation: Chirodropida 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Cubozoa
Ordo: Chirodropida

Familia: Chirodropidae
Genus: Chirodectes
Species: Chirodectes maculatus


Chirodectes maculatus (Cornelius, Fenner & Hore, 2005: 401)

  • Original genus: Chiropsalmus Agassiz, 1862
  • Original status: Valid species
  • Primary type: Holotype
    • Fixation: Designated and unique
    • Description: [Adult]
    • Repository: QMG 316989
  • Type locality: 'Just inside Outer Barrier Reef, NE Queensland, 43 km off mainland, 15° 59.050'S, 145° 49.294'E' [AUSTRALIA QLD]
  • ZooBank: 5354AB0D-98BA-4387-8EAF-C1C10D15B271


  • Cornelius, P.F.S.; Fenner, P.J.; Hore, R. 2005: Chiropsalmus maculatus sp. nov, a cubomedusa from the Great Barrier Reef. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, 51(2): 399–405. Full article (PDF) Reference page.  [See p. 401; and figs. 1-6; original description]
  • Gershwin, L.-A. 2006: Comments on Chiropsalmus (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropida): a preliminary revision of the Chiropsalmidae, with descriptions of two new genera and two new species. Zootaxa 1231: 1–42. Abstract & excerpt Reference page.  [See p. 16; 'comb. nov']