Abstract

Medusae from Daya Bay, northern South China Sea, are described from 124 samples collected during four seasonal oceanographic censuses from December 2007 to August 2008. A total of 62 species were identified, four of which are new to science: Gangliostoma dayaensis, new species, Eirene averuciformis, new species, E. brevistyloides, new species, and E. conica, new species. Three species are new records for Chinese waters, i.e., Bougainvillia vervoorti Bouillon, 1995, Eirene elliceana (Agassiz & Mayer, 1902) and Octophialucium bigelowi Kramp, 1955, and fourteen species are new records for Daya Bay.

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