Lensia panikkari   Daniel,  1963 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: 9.7 mm in length, 4.5 mm in breadth, slenderly pyramidal, with 5 prominent, slightly crested ridges, dorsal and ventral complete, lateral not reaching base. Ventral facet narrow. Somatocyst more than half the length of nectophore but varies, thin, club shaped, with long stalk lying close to nectosac. Hydroecium, mouth plate present. Baso-ventral ridge very short.
Posterior nectophore: The truncated anterior end narrow, similar to the narrow ventral facet of the anterior nectophore; long slender, with 5 ridges laterals not reaching base. Mouth plate medium size with a slight notch.

Synonym (s)
Lensia panikkari Daniel, 1974
Lensia panikkari Daniel, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• East Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)

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, R (1971) Some new species of siphonophore (Coelenterata) from the Indian Ocean Journal of the Zoological Society of India 22(1-2) 147-156
  • 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

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