Associations of fish juveniles with rhizostome jellyfishes in the Philippines, with taxonomic remarks on a commercially harvested species in Carigara Bay, Leyte Island

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Author(s)

    • Kondo Yusuke
    • Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University
    • Ohtsuka Susumu
    • Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University
    • Nishikawa Jun
    • Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo
    • Metillo Ephrime
    • Department of Biological Sciences, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
    • Sawamoto Shozo
    • Department of Marine Biology, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
    • Urata Makoto
    • Takehara Marine Science Station, Setouchi Field Science Center, Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University

Abstract

A wide variety of fish and invertebrates are associated with marine jellyfishes, and their interactions are diverse. We preliminarily investigated symbionts on two species of rhizostome jellyfishes collected from Leyte and Palawan Islands, the Philippines, in August 2013. The collected jellyfishes were <i>Lobonemoides robustus</i> Stiasny on both islands and <i>Acromitus maculosus</i> Light on Palawan Island. <i>Lobonemoides robustus</i> is commercially harvested on both islands, and seems to have been previously misidentified as <i>Lobonema smithi</i> Mayer. The associated fish juveniles on these hosts were identified as <i>Alepes djedaba</i> (Forsskål) and <i>Carangoides equula</i> (Temminck & Schlegel). <i>Alepes djedaba</i> is closely associated with many species of scyphozoan jellyfish broadly in the southeastern Asian waters. The associations of carangids with jellyfish are also reviewed.

Journal

  • Plankton and Benthos Research

    Plankton and Benthos Research 9(1), 51-56, 2014

    The Plankton Society of Japan, The Japanese Association of Benthology

Codes

  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    130004685312
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • ISSN
    1880-8247
  • Data Source
    J-STAGE 
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