Chuniphyes moserae   Totton  1954 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: 10 mm long, 4 mm wide; somatocyst not expanded horizontally at base but fusiform or spindle-shaped, extending anteriorly into a short canal with small side branches. Hydroecium broad, conical, 5 mm long, extending upto apex of nectosac. Nectosac long, pedicular entering nectosac at 4.67 mm from ostium.
Posterior nectophore: Nectophores with symmetrical ventral teeth of almost equal size, relatively thin wall of mesoglea separating hydroecial groove from nectosac.

Synonym (s)
Chuniphyes moserae Daniel, 1974
Chuniphyes moserae Totton, 1954

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (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
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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 -
  • Sealifebase Available at -
  • Boltovskoy, D (Ed.) Zooplankton of the South Atlantic Ocean Marine Species Identification Portal Available at -

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