Muggiaea delsmani   Totton,  1954 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: With 5 complete, non-serrated ridges, pyramidal, 4.13 mm in length and 2 mm in breadth. No ostial teeth. Hydroecium 1 mm long, shallow, inclined toward nectosac and its apex nearly horizontal, with a slight notch on ventral wall. Somatocyst 0.75 mm long, with a stalk and a thicker tip, lying close against wall of nectosac. Mouth plates rounded, divided and left plate slightly overlapping right plate. Apex of nectosac not reaching tip of nectophore.

Synonym (s)
Muggiaea delsmani Daniel, 1974
Muggiaea delsmani Totton, 1954

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• East Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.05) (Long: 75.7) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 8.5) (Long: 74.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.63) (Long: 75.75) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Lakshadweep (Lat: 10.7) (Long: 75.7) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 15.31) (Long: 73.35) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.7) (Long: 73.15) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.7) (Long: 71.96) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.05) (Long: 72.61) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.7) (Long: 72.48) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20.33) (Long: 70.51) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20.33) (Long: 72) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.46) (Long: 73.26) INDIA (Record: 07/12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 16.45) (Long: 73.2) INDIA (Record: 07/12/1963)
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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
  • Silas, EG and Pillai, PP (1975) Dynamics of zooplankton in a tropical estuary (Cochin backwater), with a review on the plankton fauna of the environment 7(2) 329-355 Available at - NIO, Goa

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