Lensia cossack   Totton,  1941 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: About 6-11.6 mm in length, firm with 4 incomplete ridges, a dorsal, laterals, a ventral and four longitudinal folds in nectophore and nectosac with blunt apex. Ventrobasal facet oblique, horse-shoe shaped. Somatocyst ovoid, oblique. Hydroecium absent. Mouth plate very short.

Posterior nectophore: 6.3 mm long, 3 mm wide, firm with 4 incomplete ridges- dorsal absent. Mouth plate very short with slight notch in mid region.

Eudoxid phase: Bract 1.5 mm long, dome-shaped with short neck-shield, broad at base. Phyllocyst ovoid. Hydroecium shallow. Gonophores about 3.4 mm long, 2.2 mm wide, almost squarish in shape. Resemble posterior nectophore; without manubrium.


Synonym (s)
Diphyes subtiloides Browne, 1926
Lensia cossack Daniel, 1974
Lensia cossack Totton, 1941

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Arabian Sea (Record: 1962-1965)
• INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Westcoast (Lat: 14.55) (Long: 73) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.05) (Long: 72.1) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20) (Long: 71) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20) (Long: 69.25) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 9.65) (Long: 75) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.5) (Long: 70) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.16) (Long: 72.75) INDIA (Record: 07/12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 12.6) (Long: 74.16) INDIA (Record: 21/12/1963)
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA
• South West Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Daniel, R (1985) Fauna of India and the adjacent countries (Coelenterata: Hydrozoa: Siphonophora) ZSI 440 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • 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/
  • 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
  • Rengarajan, K (1983) Quantitative and seasonal abundance of siphonophores along the southwest coast of India and the Laccadive sea Journal of marine biological association of India The marine biological association of India 25(1&2) 17-40 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at - http://species-identification.org/species.php?species_group=Zsao&menuentry=inleiding

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