Proboscidactyla ornata   (McCrady,  1859) (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Anthoathecata
Family:Proboscidactylidae

Description
Umbrella shallow bowl-shaped, with thick jelly; stomach normally has four primary radial lobes; four primary radial canals, each with four or five terminal branches, and the same number of tentacles; without a ring canal; medusa buds arising from corners of stomach or from the fork of radial canals; clusters of nematocysts on exumbrella between every two tentacles.


Synonym (s)
Proboscidactyla conica Menon, 1932
Proboscidactyla flavicirrata var. stolon Maas, 1905
Proboscidactyla gemmifera Browne, 1904
Proboscidactyla mutabilis Nair, 1951
Proboscidactyla ornata var. stolonifera Bigelow, 1909
Proboscidactyla tropica Browne, 1904
Proboscidactyla varians Browne, 1904
Willsia ornata McCrady, 1857

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Coastal

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Nicobar Island (Lat: 7.24) (Long: 93.74) INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai (Lat: 13.09) (Long: 80.29) INDIA
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 7) (Long: 69) INDIA (Record: 1985-1987) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Lakshadweep Islands (Lat: 18) (Long: 76) INDIA (Record: 1985-1987) (Depth: 150 mts)
• Bay of Bengal INDIA
• Exclusive Economic Zone INDIA (Record: 1986-1990) (Depth: 150 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • 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
  • Santhakumari, V (1993) A study of Medusae from Andaman and Nicobar waters The Journal of the Zoological Society of Kerala 3(1) 37-43 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Panikkar, NK (1973) Hand book to the international zooplankton collections Volume. 5 Indian Ocean Biological Center 5 1-210 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Santhakumari, V and Nair, VR (1999) Distribution of hydromedusae from the exclusive economic zone of the west and east coasts of India Indian Journal of Marine Sciences CSIR, New Delhi 28 150-157 Available at - NIO, RC Kochi
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Zhong, Z (1989) Marine planktology Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg New York Tokyo 454 pp Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Santhakumari, V (1996) Medusae from the sea around Laccadive group of islands (7 degrees-18 degrees N/69 degrees-76 degrees E) Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Scientific Results of FORV Sagar Sampada Department of Ocean Development, New Delhi, India 249-255 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Jitlang, I; Pattarajinda, S; Mishra, R and Wongrat, L (2007) Composition, Abundance and Distribution of Zooplankton in the Bay of Bengal The Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management in the Bay of Bengal 65-92 Available at - http://map.seafdec.org/downloads/BIMSTEC/010-Zooplankton-Issaporn.pdf
  • Santhakumari, V (1997) Species composition, distribution and abundance of hydromedusae in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the east coast of India Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory Sirahama 38(1-2) 53-61 Available at - NIO, Goa

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