Eirene hexanemalis   (Goette,  1886) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Leptothecata
Family:Eirenidae

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Description
Bell nearly hemispherical, with very thick jelly; gastric peduncle short, with broad base, conical in shape; stomach very small; gonads six along distal portion of six radial canals; 30-50 marginal tentacles with large, swollen bubs; excretory papillae present; one to three rudimentary bulbs and about two to four statocysts (containing two statoliths) between every two tentacles.


Synonym (s)
Irenopsis hexanemalis Goette, 1886

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Exclusive Economic Zone INDIA (Record: 1986-1990) (Depth: 150 mts)

Literature Source(s)
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  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
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