Sertularella polyzonias   (Linnaeus,  1758) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Leptothecata
Family:Sertulariidae

Description
Size: 40-50mm in height

Color: Male is white in color while the female is yellow in color

The main stems and side branches are thin, wavy, and of a bright yellow colour. The main stem branches irregularly. The side branghes support alternate hydrothecae, one to each internode. The hydrothecae are bulbous at the base and become narrower towards the rim. The rim has four cusps, and an operculum that consists of four triangular flaps. The gonothecae are generally ovate in shape and rugose in texture. A raised tubular structure with four vertically projecting denticles, surrounds the aperture.

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Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Tikadar, BK; Daniel, A and Subbarao, NV (1986) Sea shore animals of Andaman and Nicobar Islands The Director, ZSI, Kolkatta 188 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

Page last updated on:2010-06-23

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