Eirene ceylonensis   Browne,  1905 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Leptothecata
Family:Eirenidae

Description
Size: Bell diameter 2.5-4 mm

Peduncle very small, narrow. Gonads at the base of peduncle. Tentacles 30-32, short. More or less equal in size, with one statocyst in each.


Synonym (s)
Irene ceylonensis Browne, 1905
Phortis ceylonensis Mayer, 1919
Eirene ceylonensis Bouillon, 1988

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine

Biogeography


• Gujarat, Gulf of Kachchh (Lat: 22.6) (Long: 69.5) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum Coast (Lat: 8.48) (Long: 76.92) INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai (Lat: 18.98) (Long: 72.83) INDIA
• West Bengal, Jharkhali INDIA (Record: 20/02/1986)
• Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobars INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum Coast INDIA
• Maharashtra, Mumbai INDIA
• Kerala, Aroor (Lat: 9.9) (Long: 76.28) INDIA (Record: 03/1968-06/1968)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• Exclusive Economic Zone INDIA (Record: 1986-1990) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Maharashtra, Mumbai Harbour-Thane creek system INDIA (Record: 10/1985-09/1986) (Depth: 6-10 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Beebe, CW (1910) XXVII. Catalogue of the pheasants, peafowl, jungle fowl and spur fowl in the Indian Museum Records of the Indian Museum ZSI 5(Part IV) 263-275 Available at - Pune University, Pune
  • Subba Rao, NV and Sastry, DRK (2005) Fauna of Marine National Park, Gulf of Kuchchh (Gujarat) ZSI 79 pp Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Santhakumari, V and Nair, VR (1999) Distribution of hydromedusae from the exclusive economic zone of the west and east coasts of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 28 150-157 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Haldar, BP and Choudhury, A (1995) Medusae: Cnidaria Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 9-30 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Vannucci, M; Santhakumari, V and dos Santos, EP (1970) The ecology of hydromedusae from the Cochin area Marine Biology Springer Berlin 7(1) 49-58 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/p0216458384h1867/fulltext.pdf
  • Santhakumari, V and Peter, KJ (1993) Relative abundance and diel variation of zooplankton from south west coast of India Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 73-85 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2783
  • 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
  • Santhakumari, V (1997) Species composition, distribution and abundance of hydromedusae in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the east coast of India Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory Sirahama 38(1-2) 53-61 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhakumari, V; Ramaiah, N and Nair, VR (1997) Ecology of hydromedusae from Bombay Harbour - Thana and Bassein creek estuarine complex Indian Journal of Marine Sciences National Institute of Science Communication And Information Resources 26(2) 162-168 Available at - NIO, Goa

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