Eirene menoni   Kramp,  1953 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Size: Bell diameter 4-8 mm and height 1.5-3 mm

Bell evenly rounded, jelly thin. Gastric peduncle slender. Stomach short. Mouth with four prominent frilled lips. Gonads somewhat sinuous arising from base of peduncle. Tentacles 38-48 in number. Statocyst usually one between tentacles.

Synonym (s)
Phortis lactea Ling, 1937
Irene ceylonensis Annandale, 1907
Eirene menoni Vannucci, 1970

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Estuarine


• Goa, Mandovi and Zuari Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Ganges Estuary INDIA
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 15/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Kachuberia INDIA (Record: 10/03/1980)
• West Bengal, Uttarpara INDIA (Record: 17/08/1988)
• West Bengal, Diamond Harbour INDIA (Record: 11/03/1985)
• Orissa INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Kerala, Trivandrum INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi, Fairway Buoy (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 08/1968, 11/1968)
• Kerala, Aroor (Lat: 9.9) (Long: 76.28) INDIA (Record: 05/1968, 06/1968)
• West Bengal, Sibganj INDIA (Record: 11/08/1988)
• West Bengal, Patikhali INDIA (Record: 16/03/1985)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• 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
  • 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
  • Padmavati, G and Goswami, SC (1996) Zooplankton ecology in the Mandovi-Zuari estuarine system of Goa, west coast of India Indian journal of marine sciences Scientific Publishers 25 268-273 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • 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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