Cytaeis tetrastyla   Eschscholtz,  1829 (Hydrozoan)
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Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order:Anthoathecata
Family:Cytaeididae

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Description
Bell elongated elliptical; ‘stomach’ very large, in mature medusa with numerous medusa buds on upper ‘stomach’; 8-32 simple oral tentacles, each with a terminal cluster of nematocysts; tentacular bulbs large, pyriform; with rings of nematocysts on the surface of the exumbrella above the tentacles.


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Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology

Biogeography


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA
• Kerala, Off Kochi, Fairway Buoy (Lat: 9.95) (Long: 76.16) INDIA (Record: 12/09/1968)
• 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)
• Southwest Coast INDIA (Record: 04/1988-05/1988)
• 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
  • Vannucci, M; Santhakumari, V and dos Santos, EP (1970) The ecology of hydromedusae from the Cochin area Marine Biology Springer Berlin 7(1) 49-58 Available at - http://www.springerlink.com/content/p0216458384h1867/fulltext.pdf
  • 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
  • Santhakumari, V and Peter, KJ (1993) Relative abundance and diel variation of zooplankton from south west coast of India Journal of the Indian Fisheries Association Indian Fisheries Association 23 73-85 Available at - http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/2783
  • 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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