Lensia challengeri   Totton,  1954 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: About 8 mm long, firm, slenderly pyramidal, with 5 complete ridges. Somatocyst ovate, inclined towards ventral side lying at level of ostium. Baso-ventral region not extending well below level of ostium. Hydroecium not extending toward ventral side. Mouth plates small, left broader than right.
Posterior nectophore: 8 mm long, with 5 ridges; mouth plate long with a deep notch in middle.


Synonym (s)
Lensia challengeri Daniel, 1974
Lensia challengeri Totton, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


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

Literature Source(s)
  • 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/
  • Alfred, JRB; Sinha, NK and Chakraborty, S (2002) Checklist of mammals of India Occasional paper no. 199 ZSI, Kolkata 289 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf

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