Vogtia pentacantha   Kolliker,  1853 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Hippopodiidae

Description
Nectophore: transparent and prismatic with 10 spiny tubercles on edges of facets; surface of facets smooth; tubercles large, prominent and sub-equal, those along lateral margin more prominent; ventral sinus with a wing-like extension at lateral side and a long streak extending to well below apex; oral rim uniformly lobate especially along dorsal margin; ventral flap conical.


Synonym (s)
Vogtia pentacantha Browne, 1926

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• West Coast (Lat: 15.16) (Long: 72.68) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• West Coast (Lat: 14.51) (Long: 73.16) INDIA (Record: 11/12/1963)
• West Coast (Lat: 14.45) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 11/12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 9.5) (Long: 73.83) INDIA (Record: 19/12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 12.33) (Long: 73.2) INDIA (Record: 21/12/1963)
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rengarajan, K (1973) Siphonophores obtained during the cruises of R. V. Varuna from the west coast of India and the Laccadive Sea Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin, India 15(1) 125-129 Available at - http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/1580/1/Rao_125-259.pdf
  • 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
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at - http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=Zsao&menuentry=inleiding

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