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Aegina citrea Eschscholtz, 1829
Family: Aeginidae

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© Neil McDaniel  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #86154)

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Distribution of Aegina citrea in British Columbia
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This a pelagic species of jelly and is cosmopolitan in distribution, found in the Antarctic, Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans where it can be found in brackish waters at a depth range of 3 - 2800 m (Sealifebase 2011). It has 4 tentacles, and is an active swimmer; max length : 5.0 cm WD male/unsexed (Sealifebase 2011).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-04-19 12:00:24 PM]
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