Cuninidae

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Cuninidae
PSM V33 D760 Jelly fish cunocantha octonaria.jpg
Cunina octonaria
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Narcomedusae
Family: Cuninidae
Bigelow, 1913 [1]
Genera
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Cuninidae is a family of hydrozoans in the order Narcomedusae. They have dome-shaped bells and tentacles set above the undulating margin of the bell. Their gastric pouches contain the gonads situated in line with the tentacles, the number of pouches being the same as the number of tentacles. The pouches do not extend below the points of origin of the primary tentacles. Members of some genera have a peripheral canal system and others do not. No radial canals or secondary tentacles are present.[2]

Systematics[edit]

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following taxa:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cuninidae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-11-06.
  2. ^ Order Narcomedusae - Haeckel, 1879 The Hydrozoa Directory. Retrieved 2011-11-06.