Lensia gnanamuthui   Daniel & Daniel,  1964 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Small, pyramidal, 3.8 mm in length, 1.8 mm in breadth, with 5 distinct, straight and complete ridges. Hydroecium not very deep, lying below level of ostium, gradually sloping toward ventral side. Somatocyst characteristically minute, 0.3 mm long, placed close to ventral corner of nectosac near ostium, with short stalk and globular tip.


Synonym (s)
Lensia gnanamuthui Daniel & Daniel, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Das, A (2003) A catalogue of new taxa described by the scientists of the zoological survey of India during 1916-1991 Occasional paper no 208 ZSI, Kolkata 530 pp
  • Daniel, A and Daniel, R (1963) Lensia gnanamuthui a new siphonophore from the Madras plankton Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 60(3) 751-753
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Alfred, JRB; Das, AK and Sanyal, AK (Eds.) (1998) Faunal diversity in India ZSI, Calcutta 1-497 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • 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
  • Daniel, R and Daniel, A (1963) On the siphonophores of the Bay of Bengal I.Madras coast2( Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The marine biological association of India 5(2) 185-220 Available at - NIO, Goa

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