Taxonomy

Craspedacusta sowerbyi

Distribution

Status

First reported in the wild

2016

Invasiveness

Not assessed

Irish status

Occasionally present, casual, vagrant, migratory

Species Biology

Broad environment

Freshwater

Species group

Invertebrate

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Craspedacusta sowerbii was observed for the first time in Ireland at five localities in two separate river catchments (Shannon and Erne) during the summer of 2013 (Minchin, et al, 2016).

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

Minchin, D.,  Caffrey, J.,  Haberlin4, D.,  Germaine, D.,  Walsh, C. , Boelens, R. and  Doyle, T.  (2016) First observations of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester, 1880 in Ireland coincides with unusually high water temperatures.  BioInvasions Records . Volume 5, Issue 2: 67–74  

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