Bougainvillia fulva   Agassiz & Mayer,  1899 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Anthoathecata
Family:Bougainvilliidae

Description
Bell 8-10 mm high, thick vertical sides and flatly rounded top. Four radially placed marginal tentacles with about 15-20 tentacles in each cluster and these tentacles not half as long as bell height. Radial canals four, straight and wide near the junction with stomach. Manubrium half as long as bell height, wide at base but lacking peduncle. Oral tentacles branch dichotomously. Gonads eight, two upon each interradial side.


Synonym (s)
Bougainvillia fulva Agassiz & Mayer, 1899
Bougainvillia fulva Fagetti, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Sagar Island INDIA (Record: 03/03/1981)
• Orissa INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andamans INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi, Fairway Buoy (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 09/08/1968)
• 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)
• West Bengal, North 24 Parganas INDIA
• Exclusive Economic Zone INDIA (Record: 1986-1990) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari estuary INDIA (Record: 10/1981-06/1983)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
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  • 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
  • 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
  • PaleoBio.org Available at - http://www.paleobio.org/paleobio.html
  • Mitra, S (2010) Cnidarian fauna in Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 133-139 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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