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Synonyms for jellyfish

large siphonophore having a bladderlike float and stinging tentacles

any of numerous usually marine and free-swimming coelenterates that constitute the sexually reproductive forms of hydrozoans and scyphozoans

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Mediterranean jellyfish venoms: A review on scyphomedusae.
Being a report on the scyphomedusae collected by the U.
A total of 27 species of jellyfish were identified: 25 hydromedusae and 2 scyphomedusae.
Scyphomedusae in surface waters near the Oregon coast, May-August, 1981.
Relative predation potentials of scyphomedusae, ctenophores and planktivorous fish on ichthyoplankton in Chesapeake Bay.
Organization of the ectodermal nervous structures in jellyfish: scyphomedusae.
2001); but in the case reported here it may be explained by environmental factors such as winds and currents -like described for scyphomedusae in Uruguay by Olague et al.
For scyphomedusae, sensory information has to be conducted in a similar non-polarized manner since receptors are distributed around the margin of the bell, either via marginal tentacles or other marginal structures.
Diet and prey selectivity of scyphomedusae from Port Phillip Bay, Australia.
In comparison, scyphomedusae possess rhopalia but without the connecting tracts of a nerve ring, while hydromedusae have a pair of complex nerve rings representing their centralized nervous systems (see Satterlie, 2011).
Escape behavior of Acartia hudsonica copepods during interactions with scyphomedusae.
Brodeur (1998) observed juveniles swimming near the bells of scyphomedusae Cyanea capillata and Chrysaora melanaster and retreating behind the tentacles or within the bells of these jellyfish when approached by a remotely operated vehicle, apparently as a means of protection from predators.
The Utility of the Nematocysts in the Classification of Certain Scyphomedusae.