Lensia meteori   (Leloup,  1934) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

Description
Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Upto 5 mm in length, 3 mm in breadth without ridges, smooth with blunt apex; delicate, young ones rounded, bubble-like. Nectosac large, rounded with very little mesoglea between wall of nectosac and nectophore, and rounded ostium. Somatocyst small with short stalk and laterally expanded distal end, occurring at baso-ventral corner of nectosac. “Basal facet” almost vertical. Hydroecium very shallow. Mouth plates long, rounded and overlapping.

Posterior nectophore: About same size as anterior nectophore, resembling it in appearance, being bulged, transparent, bubble-like, rounded ostium and with very little mesoglea between wall of nectosac and nectophore. Articulating end truncate but with a small peg-like extension on one end and oblique fitting well with the almost vertical baso-ventral facet of anterior nectophore.


Synonym (s)
Galetta meteori (Leloup, 1934
Lensia meteori Daniel, 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Arabian Sea (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
  • 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/

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