Apolemia

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Apolemia
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Apolemia uvaria
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Siphonophorae
Suborder: Physonectae
Family: Apolemiidae
Huxley, 1859
Genus: Apolemia
Eschscholtz, 1829
Species

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The Apolemiidae are a family of siphonophores. Only one genus, Apolemia, is accepted in this family.[1]

All Apolemiidae species, despite appearing to be a single multicellular organism, are actually a floating colony of polyps and medusoids which are collectively known as zooids.

Species[edit]

Former genera[edit]

  • Ramosia Stepanjants, 1967
  • Tottonia Margulis, 1976[1]

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