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Lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Subphylum: Medusozoa
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Cyaneidae

The Cyaneidae are a family of true jellyfish. About 20 species are in this family, including the well-known lion's-mane jellyfish.


As traditionally defined, this family also included the genus Drymonema, but it has been moved to a separate family, the Drymonematidae.[1]


  1. ^ Keith M. Bayha & Michael N. Dawson (2010). "New family of allomorphic jellyfishes, Drymonematidae (Scyphozoa, Discomedusae), emphasizes evolution in the functional morphology and trophic ecology of gelatinous zooplankton". The Biological Bulletin. 219 (3): 249–267. PMID 21183445.