First record of jellyfish Anomalorhiza shawi Light, 1921 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) and its associated organisms in Sabah, Malaysia

Chee, Hoe Chuan and Balu Alagar Venmathi Maran, and Tzuen, Kiat Yap and Kai, Ching Cheong and Muhammad Ali Syed Hussein, and Ejria Saleh, and Shau-Hwai Tan, (2020) First record of jellyfish Anomalorhiza shawi Light, 1921 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) and its associated organisms in Sabah, Malaysia. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 35.

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Abstract

The present study describes a first record of the jellyfish Anomalorhiza shawi Light, 1921 from Malaysia. It belongs to the family Lychnorhizidae Haeckel, 1880, order Rhizostomeae Cuvier, 1799 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa). The specimen was taken from Sepanggar Bay, Kota Kinabalu, off the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Jetty by manual collection with a bucket. The size of the bell was 430 mm in diameter with oral arms measuring 290 mm in length including the brown terminal clubs, which differentiates A. shawi from other congeners of the family. Anomalorhiza shawi belongs to the monotypic genus Anomalorhiza, and was first reported from the Philippines, with later reports from Hawaii and Thailand. In addition, A. shawi was found associated with other organisms such as the silver shad, Alepes vari (Cuvier, 1833) (Carangidae), and the crab Charybdis feriata (Linnaeus, 1758) (Portunidae). The association between jellyfish and other organisms have been discussed here. A checklist is provided for the current species of scyphozoan jellyfish reported from Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Scyphozoa, Anomalorhiza,Jellyfish, Associated organisms, Sabah
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: SCHOOL > Borneo Marine Research Institute
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 01:27
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 01:27
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/25606

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