Pseudusa bostigrinus

Alternate names: Pseudusa bostgrinus

Author: unknown


General: Bell-shaped (medusoid) doliolid with four muscle bands. All known specimens have occurred as solitary individuals, the majority with buds. Living specimens have a medusoid shape yet are bilaterally symmetrical. The buccal opening is very large and highly elastic, capable of expanding to the full height (diameter) of the animal, and of contracting to less than 5% of height.

Geographic Information

Published depth range: 1164 - 1890 m

Ocean range (global): Pacific.

Additional Information


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Robison, B.H., K.A. Raskoff, and R.E. Sherlock (2005). Ecological substrate in midwater: Doliolula equus, a new mesopelagic tunicate. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 85: 655-663.

Citation: Pseudusa bostigrinus (unknown) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-19.
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