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Occurrence of Hydrozoans from the Saurashtra Coast of Gujarat, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390002, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 2Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390002, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 3Division of Marine Biology, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, The M.S. University of Baroda, Vadodara – 390002, Gujarat, INDIA
  • 4Government Science College, Jhalod 389151, Dahod, Gujarat, INDIA

Res. J. Marine Sci., Volume 1, Issue (4), Pages 1-3, September,13 (2013)

Abstract

Hydrozoans belong to the phylum Cnidaria. Hydrozoans can simply be broken into three categories: Fern-like colonies of animals, others closely resemble corals like fire coral, and Floating Hydrozoans. Here we report the presence of floating hydrozoans (Physalia, Porpita, Valella) from the Saurashtra coast of Gujarat State. Pre-monsoon presence of the organism was recorded and various sizes were observed.

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