Lensia multicristata   (Moser,  1925) (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Grows upto 10 mm in length, slenderly pyramidal with 7 longitudinal ridges, one dorsal, two dorsolaterals, two ventro-laterals and two ventrals; dorsal ridge and ventrals complete reaching apex and base (velar edge); dorso-laterals arise from apex but not reaching base; ventro laterals rise near apex and terminate before reaching base. Basal margin of the ventral facet rounded. Hydroecium shallow lying below level of ostium. Somatocyst long, slender, fusiform or linear, nearly half as long as nectosac, with thread-like stalk, lying close to nectosac. Mouth plates medium sized, with rounded edges.

Posterior nectophore: With 5 longitudinal ridges, laterals not reaching ostial margin. Hydroecium shallow distally. Mouth plate wide, short, rounded with a slight median notch. A small tongue-shaped projection present at proximal end of right hydroecial fold.

Synonym (s)
Galeolaria multicristata Moser 1925
Lensia multicristata Daniel 1974

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


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