WoRMS name details

Medusa Linnaeus, 1758

596365  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:596365)

nomen dubium (not in use)
Genus

Species Medusa aequorea Linnaeus, 1758 (taxon inquirendum, unidentifiable)
Species Medusa sanguinolenta Modeer, 1791 accepted as Turritopsis polycirrha (Keferstein, 1862) (taxon inquirendum, possible synonym)

Species Medusa aequorea Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Aequorea forskalea Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (invalid junior homonym of Medusa aequorea Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Medusa aurita Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
Species Medusa cacuminata Modeer, 1791 accepted as Laodicea undulata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1853) (indetermiante species, likely synonym)
Species Medusa campanula Fabricius, 1780 accepted as Catablema vesicarium (A. Agassiz, 1862) (possible synonym, doubtful species)
Species Medusa capillata Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Cyanea capillata (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
Species Medusa cruciata Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Laodicea undulata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1853) (indeterminate species, possible synonym)
Species Medusa crucigera Gmelin, 1788 accepted as Laodicea undulata (Forbes & Goodsir, 1853) (indeterminate species, possible synonym)
Species Medusa cymbaloidea Slabber, 1775 accepted as Phialella quadrata (Forbes, 1848) (synonym)
Species Medusa digitale O. F. Müller, 1776 accepted as Aglantha digitale (O. F. Müller, 1776) (basionym)
Species Medusa duodecilia Dalyell, 1847 accepted as Bougainvillia principis (Steenstrup, 1850) (questionable synonym)
Species Medusa fimbriata Dalyell, 1848 accepted as Obelia fimbriata (Dalyell, 1848) (basionym)
Species Medusa hemisphaerica Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Clytia hemisphaerica (Linnaeus, 1767) (basionym)
Species Medusa hysoscella Linnaeus, 1767 accepted as Chrysaora hysoscella (Linnaeus, 1767) (basionym)
Species Medusa marginata Modeer, 1791 accepted as Maeotias marginata (Modeer, 1791) (basionym)
Species Medusa mollicina Forsskål, 1776 accepted as Pegantha mollicina (Forsskål, 1775) (basionym)
Species Medusa mucilaginosa Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821 accepted as Cunina mucilaginosa (Chamisso & Eysenhardt, 1821)
Species Medusa noctiluca Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Pelagia noctiluca (Forsskål, 1775) (basionym)
Species Medusa ocilia Dalyell, 1847 accepted as Bougainvillia muscus (Allman, 1863) (possible synonym)
Species Medusa octocilia Dalyell, 1847 accepted as Bougainvillia muscus (Allman, 1863) (possible synonym)
Species Medusa palliata Fabricius, 1779 accepted as Adamsia palliata (Müller, 1776)
Species Medusa pileata Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Neoturris pileata (Forsskål, 1775) (basionym)
Species Medusa pocillum Montagu, 1815 accepted as Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Medusa porpita Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Porpita porpita (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
Species Medusa proboscidalis Forsskål, 1775 accepted as Geryonia proboscidalis (Forsskål, 1775) (genus transfer)
Species Medusa proboscidea Dalyell, 1847 accepted as Sarsia tubulosa (M. Sars, 1835) (synonym)
Species Medusa saltatrix Tilesius, 1818 accepted as Spirocodon saltatrix (Tilesius, 1818) (basionym)
Species Medusa umbella Müller, 1776 accepted as Porpita porpita (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Medusa utriculus Gmelin, 1788 accepted as Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (synonym)
Species Medusa velella Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758) (basionym)
marine
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 659 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Status A valid name, but not in use. Linnaeus used it for a variety of jellyfish which are now in different classes. As no type...  
Status A valid name, but not in use. Linnaeus used it for a variety of jellyfish which are now in different classes. As no type species has been specified, the genus cannot be subordinated to a class or family. [details]
Schuchert, P. (2018). World Hydrozoa Database. Medusa Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=596365 on 2018-12-16
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original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. <em>Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae.</em> ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up
page(s): 659 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Status A valid name, but not in use. Linnaeus used it for a variety of jellyfish which are now in different classes. As no type species has been specified, the genus cannot be subordinated to a class or family. [details]