Moerisia gangetica   Kramp,  1958 (Hydrozoan)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Hydrozoa

Size: Umbrella 3 mm in diameter and 2 mm high

Jelly very thick, umbrella nearly spherical. Manubrium small, quadrangular, with a simple cross-shaped mouth opening and without lips. Radial canals four and ring canal narrow. Gonad cross-shaped, completely enclosing manubrium and extending along four radial canals up to ring canal. Marginal tentacles 19, hollow, fairly short and all of same size. Ocellus on abaxial side. Velum broad.

Synonym (s)
Moerisia gangetica Kramp, 1858
Moerisia gangetica Kramp, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic


• West Bengal, Ganges Estuary (Lat: 7.21) (Long: 93.78) INDIA
• West Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Kolkata INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Alfred, JRB; Das, AK and Sanyal, AK (Eds.) (1998) Faunal diversity in India ZSI, Calcutta 1-497 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • 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
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • Haldar, BP and Choudhury, A (1995) Medusae: Cnidaria Estuarine ecosystem series, Part 2: Hugli Matla Estuary ZSI, Calcutta 9-30 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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