Lensia fowleri   (Bigelow,  1911) (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Upto 15 mm long, firm, slenderly pyramidal, with 5 complete, slightly crested ridges, bases of laterals bending ventrad. Ventro-basal region of nectophore long, extending well below level of ostium. Somatocyst ovate or globular lying below level of ostium, with pedicular canal nearly vertical and ascending. Hydroecium very shallow, extending towards mouth plates. Mouth plates long, overlapping, right larger than left.

Posterior nectophore: About three-quarters length of anterior nectophore, with 5 complete ridges. Articulating end of right hydroecial wing forming a triangular end. Mouth plate long with notch in the mid-region.

Eudoxid phase: Bract elongated with smooth blunt apex, 4.3 mm long, 2 mm at base. Head piece twice as long as neck-shield with smooth distal margin. Phyllocyst globular, gonophore 5 mm long; 1.3 mm wide, without mouth plate; female manubrium bearing 16 eggs.

Synonym (s)
Diphyes fowleri Bigelow, 1911a
Lensia fowleri Daniel, 1974
Lensia minuta Patriti, 1970
Lensia minuta Patriti, 1970
(Junior synonym)

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1962-1965)
• INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 9.68) (Long: 75.16) INDIA (Record: 17/11/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.16) (Long: 72.75) INDIA (Record: 07/12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.1) (Long: 72.16) INDIA (Record: 07/12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 15.61) (Long: 71.45) INDIA (Record: 08/12/1963)
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Daniel, R and Daniel, A (1969) Siphonophora collected during the 35th cruise of the R. V. VITYAZ in the eastern part of the Indian Ocean Symposium on Indian Ocean, Part II 571-574 Available at - Library, CAS, Parangipettai
  • 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/
  • 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
  • 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
  • van Couwelaar, M Zooplankton and Micronekton of the North Sea Marine Species Identification Portal Available at - http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=Zmns&menuentry=colofon

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