Conservation status

Xyloplax medusiformis is known only from nine specimens taken off the coast of New Zealand. It is therefore thought to be endemic to that region. Xyloplax turnerae is known from several hundred specimens collected off the Bahamas; it may

Medusiform sea daisy (Xyloplax medusiformis), ventral side. (Photo by Alan N. Baker. Reproduced by permission.)

well be endemic to the tropical west Atlantic Ocean. Neither species is known to be threatened.

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