Oceaniidae

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Oceaniidae
"Turritopsis" life cycle. Two branches from the tree-like colony are shown, with a feeding hydra (A) the tip of each twig. Buds at the base of the hydra (at B) eventually detach and grow into adult jellyfish (K)
Turritopsis life cycle. Two branches from the tree-like colony are shown, with a feeding hydra (A) the tip of each twig. Buds at the base of the hydra (at B) eventually detach and grow into adult jellyfish (K)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Anthoathecata
Suborder: Filifera
Family: Oceaniidae
Eschscholtz, 1829[1]
Diversity
9 or 10 genera,
40+ species

Oceaniidae is one of the over 50 cnidarian families of the order Anthomedusae. It contains nearly 50 species in ten genera.[1]

Genera[edit]

Corydendrium parasiticum, Stalk section of colony showing branching pattern, magnification × 8. br. = branch, coen. = coenosarc, n.t.1/2/3/4 = new tubes enveloping a branch from a coenosarcal strand and wedged in between older tubes, peri. = perisarc, ram.1/2/3 = short bearing hydranths, st. = stem.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Peter Schuchert (2012). Schuchert P (ed.). "Oceaniidae". World Hydrozoa database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 29, 2012.