Lensia multilobata   Rengarajan,  1973 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Minute, 2 mm in length, 1.68 mm in width. Number of ridges uncertain due to overlapping; meet at apex; with scale like expansions, giving appearance of lobes all over nectophore. Nectosac 1.58 mm in length, extending to almost tip of nectophore.

Somatocyst 0.4-1.34 mm in length, spindle-shaped. Hydroecium indistinct, with small mouth plates.

Posterior nectophore: 2 mm in length, squarish with scale like flaps along ridges. Nectosac as in anterior nectophore. Pedicular canal short lying close to apex of nectosac. Mouth plate well developed.

Eudoxid phase: Bract not known. Gonophores resemble polygastric phase in nature of ridges and nectosac, 1.86 mm in length, with small mouth plate.


Synonym (s)
Lensia multilobata Rengarajan, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Arabian Sea (Lat: 17.35) (Long: 72.58) INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rengarajan, K (1975) Distribution of siphonophores along the west coast of India and the Laccadive sea Journal of the marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 17(1) 56-72 Available at - NIO, Goa

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