oa Madoqua - First record of Limnocnida tanganjicae, a freshwater medusa, from Caprivi, Namibia
|Article Title||First record of Limnocnida tanganjicae, a freshwater medusa, from Caprivi, Namibia|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Zoology, Rand Afrikaanse University, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Jan 1991|
|Pages||41 - 47|
|Keyword(s)||Craspedote medusae, Fertilization of eggs, Freeswimming larva, Hydroid stage, Migration, Nematocysts, Population ecology, Statocysts, Tentacles and Waterconditions|
The freshwater medusa Limnocnida tanganjicae was collected during September in a small lake off the main stream of the Upper Zambezi River in Caprivi, Namibia. The transparent specimens ranged 5-2 mm umbrella diameter while the number of tentacles and statocysts were 80-560 and 60-360 respectively. Gonads could not be clearly identified. No polyps were found on the vegetation in the lake.
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