Check List 19(5): 691-701, doi: 10.15560/19.5.691
Cubomedusae (Cubozoa, Carybdeida, Carukiidae) in Hong Kong, China: first records of cubozoans in Chinese waters confirmed using citizen science and digital authentication
expand article infoJohn Terenzini§, Sheldon Rey Boco|, Laura J. Falkenberg#
‡ Hong Kong Jellyfish Project, Hong Kong, Hong Kong§ The City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong| The Philippine Jellyfish Stings Project, Tacloban City, Philippines¶ The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong# University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
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The Hong Kong Jellyfish Project uses photographs and videos from citizen scientists to document the occurrence of jellyfish in this region. Based on these records, we describe sightings of two previously unrecorded species of box jellyfish, Malo filipina (Bentlage & Lewis, 2012) and an unidentified species of Morbakka sp. Gershwin, 2008, in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China. This understanding of where these species currently occur is important due to the potential impacts of box jellyfish on human activities and their role in local ecosystems.
Box jellyfish, range expansion, distribution, digital authentication