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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Coronatae
Family: Atollidae
Bigelow, 1913
Genus: Atolla
Haeckel, 1880

Atolla is a genus of crown jellyfish in the order Coronata. The genus Atolla was originally proposed by Haeckel in 1880 and elevated to the monotypic family level, as Atollidae by Henry Bigelow in 1913.[1] The six known species inhabit the mesopelagic zone.[2] The medusae possess multiple lobes called lappets at the bell margin.[2] Medusae also have eight tentacles, alternating with eight rhopalia, and twice as many lappets occur as tentacles.[2]


  1. ^ a b WoRMS (2011). "Atolla Haeckel, 1880". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c M. Daly; M. R. Brugler; P. Cartwright; A. G. Collins; M. N. Dawson; D. G. Fautin; S. C. France; C. S. McFadden; D. M. Opresko; E. Rodrigues; S. L. Romanos; J. L. Stakes (2007). "The phylum Cnidaria: a review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus" (PDF). In Z.-Q. Zhang; W. A. Shear. Linnaeus Tercentenary: Progress in Invertebrate Taxonomy. Zootaxa. 1668. pp. 127–182.