Tiburonia granrojo n. sp., a mesopelagic scyphomedusa from 
the Pacific Ocean representing the type of a new subfamily
(Class Scyphozoa, Order Semaeostomeae, Family Ulmaridae,
Subfamily Tiburoniinae subfam nov.)


George I. Matsumoto1*, Kevin Raskoff1, and Dhugal J. Lindsay2

*Corresponding author

1Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644
831 775 1620 (fax)

2Japan Marine Science and Technology Center
Marine Ecosystems Research Department
2-15 Natsushima-cho
Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa-ken, JAPAN

Manuscript submitted to: Marine Biology  
Accepted with revisions: January 2003

The original publication is available at http://link.springer.de or at http://link.springer-ny.com (DOI 10.1007/s00227-003-1047-2)

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*species etymology not printed by mistake*

Etymology. Granrojo is Spanish for big red, which is one of several common names that have been attributed to this new species. The original common name was ‘gumdrop’ after the location where it was first identified as a new species (Gumdrop Seamount). Since then, it has been called either ‘big red’, ‘big ugly’, or ‘finger-foot’. Since this species has been observed in several other localities besides Gumdrop Seamount and is not ugly, we have chosen to translate the common name ‘Big Red’.

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