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Haeckel Siphonophorae 77.jpg
Bassia bassensis: right = colony, top center = upper bell from above, bottom right = upper bell inside, bottom center = lower bell from below,top right = group of an infertile and a male medusa, bottom left = female medusa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Siphonophora
Family: Abylidae
L. Agassiz, 1862

The Abylidae are a family of marine invertebrates in the order Siphonophora. They are colonial, but the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish; although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora.

It contains these genera and species: