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First record of Craspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester, 1880 (Cnidaria: Limnomedusae: Olindiidae) in Mexico (Adolfo Lopez Mateos reservoir), with notes on their feeding habits and limnological dates

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This paper represents the first record of the freshwater jellyfish Craspedacusta sowerbyi (Lankester 1880) in México; the medusa was collected in Adolfo Lopez Mateos (ALM) reservoir, one of the main reservoirs in Sinaloa State NW in Mexico. This report of the population of Csowerbyi represents an exceptional case of freshwater jellyfish on this latitude in American Continent. This study provides additional information on physico chemical characteristics of the reservoir and qualitative and quantitative analysis of the trophic spectrum of Csowerbyi.

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We thanks to Jose Eden Cuadras and Rogelio Moreno Urias by your valuable support in the camp activities. Authors want to thank the economic support of the CONACYT-SAGARPA 2005, 12078 Project and CONACYT-SEMARNAT 2006-C01-23449 Project.

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Moreno-Leon, M.A., Ortega-Rubio, A. First record of Craspedacusta sowerbyi Lankester, 1880 (Cnidaria: Limnomedusae: Olindiidae) in Mexico (Adolfo Lopez Mateos reservoir), with notes on their feeding habits and limnological dates. Biol Invasions 11, 1827–1834 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-008-9361-8

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Keywords

  • Jellyfish
  • Medusa
  • Feeding habits
  • Sinaloa Mexico