Narcomedusae

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Narcomedusae
Bathykorus bouilloni.jpg
Bathykorus bouilloni (Aeginidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Subphylum: Medusozoa
Class: Hydrozoa
Subclass: Trachylinae
Order: Narcomedusae
Haeckel, 1879 [1]
Families

The Narcomedusae are an order of hydrozoans in the subclass Trachylinae.[2] Members of this order do not normally have a polyp stage. The medusa has a dome-shaped bell with thin sides. The tentacles are attached above the lobed margin of the bell with usually a gastric pouch above each. There are no bulbs on the tentacles and no radial canals. Narcomedusans are mostly inhabitants of the open sea and deep waters. They can be found in the Mediterranean in large numbers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Narcomedusae World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2011-11-07.
  2. ^ Schuchert, Peter; Ville-ge.ch (2005). "Hydrozoan Phylogeny and Classification". Retrieved 24 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Order Narcomedusae - Haeckel, 1879 The Hydrozoa Directory. Retrieved 6 November 2011.

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