scyphozoan

NOUN
  1. any of various usually free-swimming marine coelenterates having a gelatinous medusoid stage as the dominant phase of its life cycle
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How To Use scyphozoan In A Sentence

  • An alternative interpretation is that C. striata preserves the episodically elongating organic sheath of a budding scyphozoan.
  • A life cycle including both polypoid and medusoid phases that can be separate in space and scarcely overlapping in time characterizes many hydrozoans and most scyphozoans.
  • Free-living medusoid hydrozoans can be hard to tell from scyphozoans, but hydrozoan medusae generally have a muscular shelf, or velum, projecting inward from the margin of the bell.
  • There are three subgroups within the cnidarians that have medusae, cubozoans, hydrozoans, and scyphozoans.
  • Most hydrozoans alternate between a polyp and a medusa stage - they spend part of their lives as ‘jellyfish’ which are hard to distinguish from scyphozoan jellyfish.
  • In turn, anthozoan species seem to have lost their group A HOX9-14 gene (present in hydrozoans; inconclusive data for scyphozoans; figure 1). PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Kuhn K, Streit B, Schierwater B (1999) Isolation of Hox genes from the scyphozoan Cassiopeia xamachana: implications for the early evolution of Hox genes. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Moore and Harrington regarded Sphenothallus as a hydrozoan or scyphozoan.
  • Free-living medusoid hydrozoans can be hard to tell from scyphozoans, but hydrozoan medusae generally have a muscular shelf, or velum, projecting inward from the margin of the bell.
  • Although they share traits with the scyphozoans and hydrozoans, cubozoans also possess traits found in neither of the two other medusoid classes.
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