Aeginidae

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Aeginidae
Bathykorus bouilloni.jpg
Bathykorus bouilloni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Narcomedusae
Family: Aeginidae
Gegenbauer, 1857 [1]
Genera
See text

Aeginidae is a family of jellyfish in the order Narcomedusae. Most of the genera include only a single species.

Characteristics[edit]

Jellyfish with dome-shaped bells and tentacles set above the undulating margin of the bell. There are gastric pouches containing the gonads situated between the tentacles, the number of pouches being greater than the number of tentacles. The pouches extend below the points of origin of the primary tentacles. Some genera have a peripheral canal system and others do not, and some have secondary tentacles.[2]

Genera and species[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following genera and species:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aeginidae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  2. ^ Order Narcomedusae - Haeckel, 1879 The Hydrozoa Directory. Retrieved 06 November 2011.