This hydromedusa is probably Benthocodon (perhaps B. pedunculata). However, the genus may be Voragonema. Without a higher resolution image or a properly preserved specimen, it is impossible to be certain. These are common in the benthic boundary zone in all the oceans. They apparently feed on copepods, perhaps too, the organic fluff that carpets the sea floor.
|Date:||29 January 2012|
|Classification:||Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Cnidaria (Cnidarians) > Hydrozoa (Polyps, Medusas) > Trachylina|
|Behaviour:||These animals drift slowly over the surface of the sediment apparently feeding on copepods and organic material on the sediment|
|Site:||Indian > Indian Ocean > East Africa > Zafarani|
|Countries:||East Africa > Tanzania|
|Habitat:||Benthic boundary zone|
|Rig:||Ocean Rig Poseidon|
|Project Partners:||Statoil, Oceaneering|
|ROV:||Millenium 93 and 73|
|Keywords:||Benthocodon Tanzania Indian Ocean Zafarani|
|Deposited By:||Dr Andrew Gates|
|Deposited On:||19 April 2012|
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