The occurrence of Rhopilema verrilli (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae) on Galveston Island, Texas and a discussion on its distribution in U.S. waters

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dc.contributor.authorHarper D Jren_US
dc.contributor.authorRunnels RJen_US
dc.contributor.otherNortheast Gulf Scien_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:14:25Z
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dc.date.issued1990en_US
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dc.description19-27en_US
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dc.description.abstractA specimen of the rhizostome scyphomedusa Rhopilema verrilli was stranded on the beach at Galveston Island, Texas, in the spring of 1985. Two young specimens have since been collected in the marshes on the north side of Galveston bordering West Galveston Bay. This species is relatively rare throughout most of its range and has only been reported once before in the western Gulf of Mexico. Seasonal and geographic distributions from literature records are discussed in relation to temperature, salinity, currents, and life history. The authors believe that R. verrilli 's apparent rarity in the western Gulf of Mexico results primarily from a combination of wind-driven current patterns, timing of volume of Mississippi-Autchafalaya River discharge, and temperature-salinity tolerances of the species acting against transport into, and survival in, the western Gulfen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/23074
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dc.notesEnglishEnglishJournal ArticleMarine; Brackishen_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries50632.00en_US
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dc.subjectASw,Galveston I.en_US
dc.subjectDistributionen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental factorsen_US
dc.subjectGalveston Bayen_US
dc.subjectgeographical distributionen_US
dc.subjecthistoryen_US
dc.subjectLife historyen_US
dc.subjectMarshesen_US
dc.subjectnew recordsen_US
dc.subjectO 1030 ANIMALIA - INVERTEBRATESen_US
dc.subjectocean currentsen_US
dc.subjectQ1 01242 Geographical distributionen_US
dc.subjectrare speciesen_US
dc.subjectRhopilema verrillien_US
dc.subjectRiver dischargeen_US
dc.subjectSalinityen_US
dc.subjectseasonalityen_US
dc.subjectSpecimensen_US
dc.subjectspringen_US
dc.subjectSurvivalen_US
dc.subjectTemperatureen_US
dc.subjectTexasen_US
dc.subjectTimingen_US
dc.subjectToleranceen_US
dc.subjectUSAen_US
dc.subjectwateren_US
dc.titleThe occurrence of Rhopilema verrilli (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae) on Galveston Island, Texas and a discussion on its distribution in U.S. watersen_US
dc.typeJournalen_US
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dc.vol-issue11(1)en_US

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