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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Staurozoa
Order: Stauromedusae
Suborder: Amyostaurida
Family: Craterolophidae
Uchida, 1929
Genus: Craterolophus
James-Clark, 1863

Craterolophus is a genus of jellyfish. It is the only genus in the monotypic family Craterolophidae.[1] Species of this genus are characterized by the absence of primary tentacles[1] as well as the absence of longitudinal muscles running along the peduncle.[2]


  1. ^ a b Daly; et al. (2007). "The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus". Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 
  2. ^ Hayward, P. J.; Ryland, J. S. (1991). The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe. 1. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0198573561. 

See also[edit]

Craterolophidae at the World Register of Marine Species