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Subject: APK0005811

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Interesting #medusa_more_than_four_tentacles : The tentacles appear to be branched/forked.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    There is also probably a R-S on bottom right edge, but I didn't mark.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    It's actually a #Solmaris. The 'branching' is just an illusion caused by the back tentacles being overlapped by the front ones (not completely)

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Well, it certainly doesn't have 16 tentacles and it's missing those white circles around the umbrella. The tentacles also seem slender for S

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Well, there are different numbers for Solmarisidae, depends on the source. http://talk.planktonportal.org/#/boards/BPK0000005/discussions/DPK00004w2

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    Here is one mentioning they have from 1 to 3 dozen of tentacles: http://jellieszone.com/solmaris.htm But some of the scientist said they can

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    have 10 tentacles too. Not sure what to think about this: http://www.icm.csic.es/scimar/index.php/secId/6/IdArt/75/ So the number isn't

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    the only decisive feature. We need to look for the body shape too. I consider this guy as a Solmaris,since it has 13 visible tentacles.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Okay, you've convinced me! I wonder if that one article incorrectly ID'ed---only four tentacles sounds wrong.

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    This guy has 14 tentacles visible: APK0000bgv I'd call it Solmaris without any doubt too. I hope so much I'm not wrong about them! 😃

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    There are 2-tentacled Narcomedusae, nicknamed Goblet medusae here on the PP, but they belong among Aeginidae, as well as Aegina citrea which

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  • yshish by yshish moderator, translator

    has got 4 tentacles (and you have seen some on a couple of days ago in the Recent comments). So I guess it could be Aegina or a new species.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Did you see the one I posted today? APK00031lt
    Look for the medusa, not the spiky protist.

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  • kirstenr by kirstenr

    Also APK0007224, which looks more like a Solmaris to me. I only posted it due to the fewer tentacles.

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