Phytocoetes gangeticus   Annandale,  1915 (Sea Anemone)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order:Actiniaria
Family:Haliactiidae

Description
Tentacles simple, slender, 36 in number, column narrow and slender, smooth with longitudinal rows of cinclides, sphicter not visible. Base narrow physa-like.


Synonym (s)
Phytocoetes gangeticus Annandale, 1915
Phytocoetes gangeticus Parulekar, 1968

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Estuarine, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• West Bengal, Gangetic Delta (Lat: 7.21) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• Goa, Mandovi Estuary (Lat: 15.28) (Long: 73.52) INDIA
• Orissa, Chilika Lake INDIA (Record: 10/09/1987)
• West Bengal, Ganges Delta INDIA
• Tamil Nadu INDIA
• Kerala INDIA
• Goa INDIA
• Maharashtra INDIA
• Maharashtra, Malvan (Lat: 16.08) (Long: 73.05) INDIA
• West Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• East Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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  • (2001) Fauna of Godavari estuary, Andhra Pradesh Estuarine ecosystem series 4 ZSI, Kolkata 1-166 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • Fautin, DG (2008) Hexacorallians of the World Available at - http://geoportal.kgs.ku.edu/hexacoral/anemone2/index.cfm
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  • 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 - http://drs.nio.org/drs/bitstream/2264/2461/2/Mar_Biofouling_Power_Plants_1990_218.pdf
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