Alatina grandis (Agassiz & Mayer, 1902)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1930's (1933-34 or later; 1939 or prior) (all from Straehler-Pohl & Gul, 2017)

Rediscovered on: 2 March 2014 (specimen); 5 March 2015 at latest (recognition) (both Straehler-Pohl & Gul, 2017)



French Polynesia to the Arabian Sea (Straehler-Pohl & Gul, 2017)


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Agassiz, A. and Mayer, A. G. (1902). Reports on the scientific results of the expedition to the tropical Pacific, in charge of Alexander Agassiz, by the U.S. Fish Commission steamer “Albatross”, from August, 1899, to March, 1900, Commander Jefferson F. Moser, U.S.N., Commanding III. Medusae. Mem Mus Comp Zoölogy Harv Coll 26(3): 139-176.


Other references:

Bentlage, B. (2010). Carybdea alata auct.(Cubozoa): rediscovery of the Alatina grandis type. Zootaxa 2713: 52-54.

Straehler-Pohl, Ilka and Gul, Shahnawaz. (2017). Rediscovery and redescription of the cubomedusa Alatina grandis (Agassiz & Mayer, 1902) (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Alatinidae) from Pakistani waters. Plankton & Benthos Ressearch 12(1): 1-14.


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