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Synonyms for cnidarian

radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures

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Discoidal structures occur on at least three horizons (two of which are well exposed at the McKay Highway outcrop), and all share similar morphologic features, including features that are common to cnidarian medusae.
Craspedacusta sowerbii Lankester (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) is the only species of freshwater cnidarian in North America exhibiting a medusa stage in it's life cycle.
In May 2010, however, Simpson and his colleagues reported in PLoS ONE the first evidence that coral larvae (and larvae of any cnidarian, the group that includes corals, sea anemones and jellyfish) respond to sound.
A cnidarian neuropeptide of the GLWamide family induces metamorphosis of reef-building corals in the genus Acropora.
Possible cnidarian affinities of Torellella (Hyolithelminthes, Upper Cambrian, Estonia).
solidissima (Longo 1976, Longo & Anderson 2005), as well as in the annelid Urechis caupo (Paul 1975) and the cnidarian Actinia fragacea (Larkman & Carter 1984).
How can the simple neural net of a cnidarian interpret any image, blurry or not?
At the Patuxent River site, 17 species dominated ash-free dry weights: 6 bivalves, 2 crabs, 2 fishes, 4 amphipods, 1 polychaete, 1 gastropod, and 1 cnidarian.
0 3 0 0 0 Dahlella calderiensis 0 0 1 0 0 gastropod (unidentified) 39 43 24 0 1 polycheate (unidentified) 7 3 9 0 0 polynoid polychaete 6 0 2 0 0 (unidentified) serpulid (unidentified) 0 0 0 3 0 cnidarian (unidentified) 0 0 0 0 2 isopod (unidentified) 0 0 2 0 0
Scientists know little about cnidarian launch mechanisms.
Studies of the biology of a symbiosis between the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin) and an inquiline cnidarian, Eutima sp.
Chapters on Simple Animals, Cnidarians, Flatworms and Roundworms, Segmented Worms, Mollusks, Arachnids, Crustaceans, Centipedes and Millipedes, Insects, Echinoderms, Chordates, Cartilaginous Fish, Bony Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds and Mammals are included, along with a Glossary and index.
In the more traditional sense, Lucas says, the term "jellyfish" applies just to the watery species in the stinging cnidarians, and she sometimes narrows even further to a subgroup called scyphozoans.
Jellyfish are intriguing and dazzling; ocean-dwelling cnidarians who's evolution and earthly presence has stood the test of time.