Lensia tottoni   Daniel & Daniel,  1963 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Pyramidal with broad base 5.3 mm in length, 2.75 mm in breadth. With 5 complete, non crested straight longitudinal ridges; dorsal ridge extending beyond velar level in a small tooth-like projection; lateral bend ventro-orally, terminating above velar level; baso-ventral ridge prominent, horizontal, equal to diameter of ostium in length. Baso-ventral facet project downward beyond baso-ventral ridge. Hydroecium completely absent. Somatocyst not stalked, highly transparent, oblique with round yellow concretions within it. Mouth plates present.


Synonym (s)
Lensia tottoni Daniel & Daniel, 1963

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Off Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Westcoast (Lat: 11.06) (Long: 75.11) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea 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) A new siphonophore of the genus Lensia from the Bay of Bengal Annals and Magazine of Natural History, London, Series 13 5 621-623
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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