From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sea nettles.jpg
Pacific sea nettles, Chrysaora fuscescens
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Eumetazoa
Phylum: Cnidaria
Subphylum: Medusozoa

Medusozoa is a clade in the phylum Cnidaria, and is often considered a subphylum.[2][3] It includes the classes Hydrozoa, Scyphozoa, Staurozoa and Cubozoa. Not all Medusozoa are jellyfish.


  1. ^ Subphyla Medusozoa based on "The Taxonomicon – Taxon: Phylum Cnidaria". Universal Taxonomic Services. Retrieved 2007-07-10. 
  2. ^ Marques, Antonio C.; Allen G. Collins (March 2004). "Cladistic analysis of Medusozoa and cnidarian evolution". Invertebrate Biology 123 (1). pp. 23–42. doi:10.1111/j.1744-7410.2004.tb00139.x. 
  3. ^ Zapata et al. 2015. Phylogenomic analyses support traditional relationships within Cnidaria. PLOS ONE.