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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Classis: Hydrozoa
Subclassis: Trachylinae
Ordo: Limnomedusae

Familia: Olindiidae
Genus: Olindias
Species (7): O. deigo – O. formosa – O. malayensis – O. muelleri – O. sambaquiensis – O. singularis – O. tenuis

Olindias Müller, 1861

Primary references

Mueller 1861. Arch. Naturgesch., 27 (1): 312
Toshino, S., Tanimoto, M. & Minemizu, R. 2019. Olindias deigo sp. nov., a new species (Hydrozoa, Trachylinae, Limnomedusae) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, southern Japan. ZooKeys, 900: 1–21. DOI: Open access Reference page.


Olindias in the World Register of Marine Species

Olindias is a genus of hydrozoans in the family Olindiidae.

Members of the genus Olindias have a dome-shaped bell, four radial canals and many centripetal canals. The gonads are beside the radial canals and have characteristic papilliform processes. There are a few primary tentacles growing part way down the bell with adhesive suckers and cnidocytes in bands. There are a pair of statocysts adjoining the base of each primary tentacle. There are a much larger number of short marginal tentacles with rings of cnidocytes for immobilising prey. Between these tentacles there are a number of club-shaped processes which may develop into tentacles.[2]

The World Register of Marine Species currently lists the following species:[1]

Olindias formosus (Goto, 1903) - flower hat jelly
Olindias malayensis Maas, 1905
Olindias phosphorica (Delle Chiaje, 1841)
Olindias sambaquiensis Müller, 1861
Olindias singularis Browne, 1905
Olindias tenuis (Fewkes, 1882)


Olindias Mueller, 1861 World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
Olindias Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2011-12-08.

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