Sulculeolaria chuni   (Lens & van Riemsdijk,  1908) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Siphonophorae
Family:Diphyidae

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A) Anterior nectophore; B) Posterior nectophore

Description
Max. size: 0.8 cm H

The anterior nectophore of the polygastric stage has a rounded apex, no ridges no teeth on the ostial margin and is up to 8mm in height. The somatocyst is quite long and sausage-shaped, two to three fifths of the height of the nectophore. The basal lamella is short, divided into two sections.
Posterior nectophore: Length ranges from 6-9 mm and breadth from 2.75 to 3.25 mm; no ostial teeth. Mouth plate or basal lamella upto 2.5 mm long and 2.75 mm wide with a deep notch at edge.


Synonym (s)
Galeolaria chuni Lens & van Reimsdijk, 1908
Sulculeolaria chuni Daniel, 1974
Sulculeolaria chuni (Lens & van Riemsdijk, 1908)
(Senior synonym)
Lensia tiwarii Daniel, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Arabian Sea INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA (Record: 1962-1965)
• Westcoast (Lat: 8.63) (Long: 76.21) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 8.25) (Long: 73.06) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 8.31) (Long: 73.11) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 11.46) (Long: 74.81) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 11) (Long: 75.2) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 15.25) (Long: 73.16) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 14.63) (Long: 73.35) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 17.38) (Long: 71.81) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.05) (Long: 72.1) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.05) (Long: 71.6) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.05) (Long: 70.81) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.7) (Long: 70.36) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 18.7) (Long: 72.48) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20) (Long: 71.3) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• Westcoast (Lat: 20) (Long: 69.25) INDIA (Record: 01/1962-12/1963)
• South West Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• Lakshadweep Sea INDIA

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
  • Balasubramanian, T Lagoons of India Environmental Information System Centre, Envis Publication Series: 3/2001 105 pp Available at - http://aucasmbenvis.org/files/04-Publications/lagoon%20status.pdf
  • Conway, DVP; White, RG; Hugues-Dit-Ciles, J; Gallienne, CP and Robins, DB (2003) Guide to the coastal and surface zooplankton of the south western Indian Ocean Occasional publication no 15 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom Occasional Publication of the Marine Biological association of the United Kingdom 354 pp Available at - http://www.mba.ac.uk/nmbl/publications/occpub/pdf/occ_pub_15.pdf
  • 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

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