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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Trachymedusae
Family: Rhopalonematidae
Genus: Benthocodon
Larson & Harbison, 1990
  • Benthocodon hyalinus

Benthocodon is a genus of jellyfish of the family Rhopalonematidae.[1] The genus only contains one known species.[2] Unlike many hydromedusae, these jellyfish do not have a sessile stage. Rather, they spend their entire lives in the water column as plankton. The genus Benthocodon can be found near the sea floor in the Pacific Ocean from Antarctica to California[3] to the Arctic Ocean.[4]



  1. ^ Larson, R. J. and Harbison, G. R. (1990). Medusae from McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea including the descriptions of two new species, Leuckartiara brownei and Benthocodon hyalinus. Polar Biology 11: 19-25.
  2. ^ Benthocodon hyalinus Larson & Harbison, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species.
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