Staurozoa | Stauromedusae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Northeast Pacific and Western Atlantic: USA and Canada.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 3.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)
Calyx pyramidal, octangular, much broader than high, up to 3 cm wide; peduncle considerably longer than height of calyx; notches between arms of equal width; 60 to 70 tentacles on each arm; marginal anchors very large, obliquely trumpet-shaped, each with a rudimentary tentacle; gonads projecting about half-way into the arms, with follicles in 4 radiating rows.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa.
Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)