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Olindias formosa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Limnomedusae
Family: Olindiidae
Genus: Olindias
Müller, 1861 [1]
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Olindioides Goto, 1903

Olindias is a genus of jellyfish 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]


  1. ^ a b Olindias Mueller, 1861 World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-12-08.
  2. ^ Olindias Marine Species Identification Portal. Retrieved 2011-12-08.