Abyla schmidti   Sears,  1953 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Length 7.8 mm, breadth 5.2 mm; transverse ridge lying above level of apex of somatocyst. Dorsal facet tapers toward base.

Posterior nectophore: Length 13 mm; breadth 6.67 mm; nearly triangular in shape. Basal half of left ventral wing expanded with 6-7 denticulations on inner margin and denticulations on outer edge; triangular protrusion between these rows of denticulation characterises this species. Right ventral wing not highly expanded, with 3-4 comb-teeth at proximal inner edge and denticulated at basal margin. 5 ostial teeth- prominent dorsal, small lateral, strong pointed ventral.

Eudoxid phase: Gonophores without expanded wings.

Synonym (s)
Abyla schmidti Sears, 1953
Abyla schmidti Daniel, 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)

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
  • Sealifebase Available at - http://www.sealifebase.org/

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