Forskalia formosa   Keferstein & Ehlers,  1860 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Size: Upto 60 cm.

Nectophore: Without any pigment spots on nectophore. Stem side incision creates two unequal lobes, left lobe being very long. No red colored enlargement along pedicular canal or infolding beside ostium. No lateral incision.

Gastrozooid: Borne on very short peduncles not longer than gastrozooid. With brick-red liver stripes on stomach wall. Cnidoband of tentilla, bright brick-red, with 2 ½ -3 spiral turns, 0.5 mm long, non-involucrate and unicornuate.

Palpons: Longer than stalk of gastrozooid.

Synonym (s)
Forskalia formosa Totten, 1965
Forskalia formosa Keferstein & Ehlers, 1860

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats



• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal (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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -

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