Chiropsalmus buitendijki   Horst  1907 (Jellyfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Cubozoa

Image copyrights: Tahera, Q and Kazmi, QB

Size: Height of the body 70 mm; breadth 80 mm

Color: Translucent like crystal with a very soft bluish hue, all the inner organs are whitish-yellow and the rhopalia only show a brownish yellow pigment.

The bell is cube shaped, with rounded edges. The lateral side of the bell is rectangular. The surface of the bell is smooth, the frenulae are four and bracket like. Five tentacles are present on each pedalium. The side pillars are strong. The jelly is thick and cartilaginous.

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Habitat:  Coastal


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 2008)
• INDIA (Record: 2006)
• SRI LANKA (Record: 2006)

Literature Source(s)
  • (1995) Hugali Matla estuary: West Bengal ZSI, Kolkatta 1-542
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Tahera, Q and Kazmi, QB (2006) New records of two jellyfish medusae (Cnidaria: Scyophozoa: Catostylidae: Cubozoa: Chirodropidae) from Pakistani waters Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 2 - Biodiversity records 1-4 Available at -
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at -

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