Turritopsis nutricula   McCrady,  1857 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Anthoathecata
Family:Oceaniidae

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Description
Size: Height 4-5 mm.

Umbrella bell-shaped, slightly higher than wide composed of thin jelly. Stomach cross-shaped in section, not reaching beyond umbrella margin. 4 radial compact masses of vacuolated cells above the stomach. Mouth with 4 lips, with many circular masses of stinging cells along its edge. 4 radial canals. 80-90 marginal tentacle, close together in a single row. Small ocelli on tentacle bulbs.


Synonym (s)
Modeeria multitentaculata Fewkes, 1881

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari estuary INDIA (Record: 10/1981-06/1983)

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/
  • Sastry, AGRS and Chandramohan, P (1989) Planktonic coelenterates of Vasishta Godavari estuary, east coast of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences Scientific Publishers 18 160-164 Available at - NIO, Goa

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