Zanclea costata   Gegenbaur,  1856 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Anthoathecata
Family:Zancleidae

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Description
Size: Umbrella height usually 1.5-3.0 mm.

Umbrella bell-shaped, about as high as wide, with quite thick jelly. 2 or 4 marginal tentacles. Stomach cylindrical, never reaching beyond the umbrella margin. Mouth simple, 4 straight radial canals. Can have two opposite marginal tentacles and 2 opposite marginal bulbs without tentacles, or 4 marginal tentacles.


Synonym (s)
Zanclea implexa (Alder, 1857)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 10/1985-09/1986) (Depth: 6-10 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections Volume. 5 Indian Ocean Biological Center 5 1-210 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/
  • Silas, EG and Pillai, PP (1975) Dynamics of zooplankton in a tropical estuary (Cochin backwater), with a review on the plankton fauna of the environment 7(2) 329-355 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhakumari, V; Ramaiah, N and Nair, VR (1997) Ecology of hydromedusae from Bombay Harbour - Thana and Bassein creek estuarine complex Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources 26(2) 162-168 Available at - NIO, Goa

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