Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria > Class Hydrozoa > Subclass Hydroidolina > Order Siphonophorae > Suborder Calycophorae > Family Diphyidae > Subfamily Diphyinae > Genus Lensia

Lensia achilles Totton, 1941

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

LensiaTotton, 1932accepted genus name


original description

Totton, A. K. 1941. New species of the siphonophoran genus Lensia Totton, 1932. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 11, 8 (45): 145-168.

basis of record

Mapstone, G. M. 2001. Siphonophora, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 120-122

additional source

Pugh, P. R. and R. Gasca. 2009. Siphonophorae (Cnidaria) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 395–402 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

Totton, A. K. 1965. A new species of Lensia (Siphonophora: Diphyidae) from the coastal waters of Vancouver, B.C.; and its comparison with Lensia achilles Totton and another new species Lensia cordata. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. Ser. 13, 8 (85-86): 71-76.

additional source

Cairns, S.D.; Gershwin, L.; Brook, F.J.; Pugh, P.; Dawson, E.W.; Ocaña O.V.; Vervoort, W.; Williams, G.; Watson, J.E.; Opresko, D.M.; Schuchert, P.; Hine, P.M.; Gordon, D.P.; Campbell, H.J.; Wright, A.J.; Sánchez, J.A.; Fautin, D.G. (2009). Phylum Cnidaria: corals, medusae, hydroids, myxozoans, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 59-101.





External Links

Biodiversity Heritage Library (2 publications)
GenBank (3 nucleotides; 1 proteins)


Schuchert, P.; Mapstone, G. (2014). Lensia achilles Totton, 1941. In: Schuchert, P. (2014) World Hydrozoa database. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:135425




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marine, not brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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