Leuckartiara octona   (Fleming,  1823) (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Image copyrights: J. Corbera

Size: Umbrella height 15mm; tentacles up to 23 long.

The umbrella is bell-shaped, with a thick apical process that can vary in size. The stomach is large, occupying up to half of the stomach cavity and is connected to 4 broad radial canals, which have jagged outlines. The mouth lips are very frilled. The gonads are typically orange in color with transverse folds. Up to 23 long, hollow marginal tentacles, each with a spur. Between each of these tentacles are one to three smaller secondary tentacles. Each tentacle has an ocellus on the base.

Synonym (s)
Eudendrium pusillum Wright, 1857
Perigonimus jonesi Osborn & Hargitt, 1894
Perigonimus sessilis (Wright, 1857)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 1985-1987) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 18) (Long: 76) INDIA (Record: 1985-1987) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Exclusive Economic Zone INDIA (Record: 1986-1990) (Depth: 150 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
  • Santhakumari, V (1996) Medusae from the sea around Laccadive group of islands (7 degrees-18 degrees N/69 degrees-76 degrees E) Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India 249-255 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Mammen, TA (1963) On a collection od hydroids from South India Journal of the marine biological associaiton of India The marine biological association of India 5(1) 27-61 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhakumari, V (1997) Species composition, distribution and abundance of hydromedusae in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the east coast of India Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory Sirahama 38(1-2) 53-61 Available at - NIO, Goa

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