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Item Description Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Mahealani Y. en_US 2011-07-22T00:16:09Z 2011-07-22T00:16:09Z 2007 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 32-36). en_US
dc.description vii, 36 leaves, bound 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Jellyfish rhopalia are gravity sensory organs located on the margin of the animal's bell. Rhopalia are therefore associated with jellyfish behaviors such as swimming, pulsing, and orientation. Often these rhopalium numbers are fixed in the medusa phase of its life cycle and vary among different species of jellyfish. Rhopalium development was documented in developing Cassiopea sp. jellyfish. These ephyrae were observed on a weekly basis until rhopalium numbers remained constant. It was observed that developing rhopalia can occur with natural structural precursors or de novo. Further results showed that there is high variation between clonal ephyrae in regards to the final rhopalium numbers. These observations support the research performed on clonal Aurelia ephyrae. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Zoology (Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology); no. 4171 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Scyphozoa -- Physiology en_US
dc.subject Scyphozoa -- Behavior en_US
dc.title Ephyrae rhopalium numbers and observations of the up-side down jellyfish Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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