Halammohydra octopodides   Remane,  1927 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Actinulida
Family:Halammohydridae

Description
Size: Length 0.4 - 0.5 mm and maximum diameter 0.2 mm

Aberrant cnidarian with body entirely ciliated. Gastric tube elliptical. Aboral cone globular with well developed adhesive organ occupying about half the upper part of cone. Neck short and slender. Tentacles in two whorls of 5+5, alternating with a whorl of 5 statocysts of the lithostyle type. Cnidome with micro and macrostenoteles. Microstenoteles of two size categories. Anterior tentacles directed forwards during locomotion, while the posterior ones trail behind.


Synonym (s)
Halammohydra octopodides Remane 1927

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Arabian Sea
• Bay of Bengal
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 22/02/1983) (Depth: 0.05 mts)
• Lakshadweep, Andrott INDIA (Record: 24/02/1983) (Depth: 0.05 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Rao, GC (1991) Meiofauna State fauna series 2: Fauna of Lakshadweep ZSI, Calcutta 41-135 Available at - NIO, Goa

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