Cunina (hydrozoan)

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"Cunina octonaria" hatched hydra
Cunina octonaria hatched hydra
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Narcomedusae
Family: Cuninidae
Genus: Cunina
Eschscholtz, 1829
Type species
Cunina globosa
Eschscholtz, 1829
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Cunina is a genus of hydrozoan in the Cuninidae.[1] The genus contains bioluminescent species.[2]


The following species are recognized:[1]


  1. ^ a b Schuchert, P. (2019). "Cunina Eschscholtz, 1829". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 23 March 2019.
  2. ^ Herring, Peter J. (1987). "Systematic distribution of bioluminescence in living organisms". Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence. 1 (3): 147–163. doi:10.1002/bio.1170010303. PMID 3503524.