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(Lens and van Riemsdijk, 1908)

Anterior nectophore with 5 straight, complete ridges. Small mouth plate and hydroecium with an ovoid somatocyst borne on an oblique stalk. Rounded bract with club-shaped phyllocyst. The posterior nectophore is hard to distinguish.
Like Chelophyes contorta and Diphyes chamissonis this is largely an Indo-Pacific neritic species that can be carried into the Atlantic via the Agulhas Current. Other Atlantic records should be treated with caution, particularly in the light of Totton's (1954) description of a very similar species Lensia leloupi.

Lensia subtiloides