Mena limnicola   (Annandale,  1915) (Sea Anemone)
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Class: Hexacorallia

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Tentacles 12, sphicters very weak, stinging warts large, arranged in 12-16 longitudinal rows; more scattered and variable in size in the lower part of the column; also present in the central part of the physa. Six pairs of macroenemies fifth and sixth pairs weaker than the others.

Synonym (s)
Mena limnicola Carlgren, 1925
Halianthus limnicola Annandale, 1915

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 26/06/1986)
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA
• Orissa, Balramgadi INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Misra, A (1995) Anthozoa: Coelenterata Wetland ecosystem series 1: Fauna of Chilka lake ZSI, Calcutta 227-233 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Parulekar, A (1990) Actiniarian sea anemone fauna of India Marine biofouling and power plants. Proceeding of marine biodeterioration with reference to power plant cooling systems IGCAR 218-228 Available at -
  • Encyclopedia of Life Available at -
  • Mitra, S (2010) Cnidarian fauna in Wetlands of West Bengal Journal of Environment and Sociobiology Social Environmental and Biological Association, Kolkata, India 7(2) 133-139 Available at - NIO,Goa

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