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Pandea conica.

Pandea conica

Conical medusa

   Pandea conica is a small hydromedusa reaching 3 to 4 cm, without the tentacules. It has a striking colour contrast. The gastric cavity and the bright red gonads are visible through its blue transluscide umbrella. A yellow-orange border line runs around the umbrella. This planktonic species lives near water surface, and is more frequent during springtime.
It is found in the North-East Atlantic, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.


 (source : European Register of Marine Species)

  • Cnidaria [Phylum]
  • Hydrozoa [Class]
  • Hydroidolina [Subclass]
  • Anthoathecatae [Order]
  • Filifera [Suborder]
  • Pandeidae [Family]
  • Pandea conica (Quoy & Gaimard, 1827)

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Top photograph :
© Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with author's kind permission :
Pandea conica, Iles Glénan, South-Brittany, West of France. Depth 1 meter.
Text :  Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat © 2005-2020.
Translation :  Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2007-2020.

How to cite this page in publications

Bay-Nouailhat W., June 2005, Description of Pandea conica, Available on line at http://www.european-marine-life.org/05/pandea-conica.php, consulted on 10 July 2020.
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