Abylopsis eschscholtzi

Scientific Name:-
Abylopsis eschscholtzi

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Not evaluated.


Polygastric phase: Anterior nectophore: Size: length-3.78 mm; breadth 3.78 mm; Somatocyst-1.75 mm; hydroecium 2 mm; nectosac 2 mm. The polygastric stage is rigid with pronounced serrated edges. Nectophore ridges sharp and serrated. The wide somatocyst has a short projection at the top. Apex of nectosac not extending above main body of somatocyst.Dorsal facet pefectly pentagonal. Lateral radial canal not arched (upward loop). Posterior nectophore: Length 7 mm, breadth -3.5 mm, twice as long as broad. With 5 prominent, complete, highly serrated ridges; both hydroecial wings (ventral ridges) with secondary flaps overlapping and fusing to form a closed hydroecial tube in proximal half; flap on inner surface of left ventral wing with 5 denticulations along basal margin; right ventral wing 3-4 teeth. Nectosac with 4 simple, straight radial canals. Eudoxid phase: Bract: 2.48 mm long, 2.96 mm broad, perfectly pentagonal in shape. Basal cross ridge of lateral facet higher up. Lateral ridges of dorsal facet sloping towards apical facet instead of being vertical. Phyllocyst present. Gonophore: Small, 2.3 mm to 3.5 mm in length. With four serrated ridges, ventral one curving over to lateral side and joining dorsal and apico-lateral ridges. Sexes separate.


Not recorded.



Pelagic, Coastal


Abylopsis Chun, 1888


NAIR, K. K. 1951. Medusae of the Trivandrum Coast. Part I. Systematics. Bulletin of the Research Institute of the University of Travancore 20: 47-75, pl. 1.
Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Abylopsis eschscholtzii (Huxley, 1859). In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=196656 on 2015-03-11

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