No common name

Laingia jaumotti

ORDER

Laingiomedusae

FAMILY

Laingiidae

TAXONOMY

Laingia jaumotti Bouillon, 1978, Laing Island, Bismarck Sea.

OTHER COMMON NAMES

None known.

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS

Hydroid: unknown.

Medusa: umbrella lobed, divided by peronial grooves or similar structures, with no exumbrellar cnidocyst tracks; four radial canals; no typical circular canal, but a solid core of endodermal cells around umbrellar margin; tentacles solid, bent shortly after their point of origin, inserted on the exumbrellar surface above bell margin; marginal bulbs largely displaced towards exumbrella, forming peronial-like structures; manubrium simple, quadrangular, tubular, or conical; mouth opening quadrangular to circular; gonads on manubrium in four interradial pouches; no sense organs.

DISTRIBUTION

Bismarck Sea, Papua New Guinea. (Specific distribution map not available.)

HABITAT

Superficial layers of the sea.

BEHAVIOR

Nothing is known.

FEEDING ECOLOGY AND DIET

Nothing is known.

REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY

Nothing is known.

CONSERVATION STATUS

Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

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