Tamoya gargantua   Haeckel,  1880 (Box Jellyfish)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Cubozoa
Order:Carybdeida
Family:Tamoyidae

Description
Size: 150 mm high and 70 mm broad

Greatly contracted. Tentacles missing but pedalia and velarium present. Velarial canals ending in trident-like distal branches.


Synonym (s)
Tamoya gargantua Haeckel, 1880
Tamoya gargantua Kramp, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Orissa, Puri Coast INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Ennore INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• West Bengal, Sandheads INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Records of the Zoological Survey of India Publication Division by the Director ZSI 101(Part 1-2) 240
  • Ramakrishna and Sarkar, J On the Scyphozoa from east coast of India including Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Russell, FE and Nagabhushanam, R (1996) Minor phyla in the venomous and poisonous marine invertebrates of the Indian Ocean 1-271 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Ramkrishnan and Srakar, J (2003) On the scyphozoa from east coast of India, including Andaman and Nicobar Islands Records of The Zoolgical survey of India 101(1-2) 25-56 Available at - ZSI, Pune
  • 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
  • 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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