Sertularella tenella   (Alder,  1857) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Leptothecata
Family:Sertulariidae

Description
The main stems arise from a basal stolon, and are zig-zag shaped and small, typically only 20mm in length. The main stem is usually unbranched and annulated in the basal region and between each hydrotheca. The hydrothecae are alternate are barrel shaped with transverse annulations, the aperture is approximately square shaped, and has a single denticle at each corner. The operculum consists of four flaps. The gonothecae are oval shaped with transverse ridges. The aperture is slightly raised with 3-4 denticles.

Synonym (s)
Sertularia rigosa Armstrong, 1879
Sertularia rugosa Johnston, 1847

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Kerala, Kovalam INDIA
• South India INDIA
• INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Mammen, TA (1965) On a collection of hydroids from south India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India Marine Biological Association of India 6(1) 21916 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
  • Mammen, TA (1965) On a collection of hydroids from South India II. SUBORDER THECATA Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine bioligical association of India 7(1) 1-57 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

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