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Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015 v7i1.156 taprobanica 7 1 cover low


Volume 7 | Number 1 | May 2015
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (print)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 14 May 2014
Accepted date: 20 July 2014
Published date: 19 January 2015
Pp. 45–46.

Velella velella (Hydrozoa) on the coast of Pakistan along the northern Arabian Sea

S. Gul
*Corresponding author. E-mail: gulshahnawaz@yahoo.com

Taxonomic information on Hydrozoa from waters of Pakistan is limited to relatively few studies. None of them reported the pleustonic species Velella velella (Linnaeus, 1758). Daniel (1976) reviewed the worldwide distribution of the two dimorphic forms of V. Velella (with the sail oriented either Northwest or Southeast), but no occurrences of the species were recorded in the northern Arabian Sea. The aim of this report is to record this hydrozoan found on the coast of Pakistan, as knowledge of its occurrence in the region is lacking in the scientific literature.

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