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Haeckel Peromedusae.jpg
Periphylla periphylla, illustration by Ernst Haeckel
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Coronatae
Family: Periphyllidae
Haeckel, 1880
  • Nauphantopsis
  • Pericolpa
  • Periphylla
  • Periphyllopsis

Periphyllidae is a family of jellyfish containing four genera and six species.[1] The most well-known member of the family, Periphylla periphylla, is usually considered a deep-sea species, but it forms large blooms in surface waters of Norwegian fjords.[2]



  1. ^ Cornelius, P. (2012). Periphyllidae. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2012-12-17
  2. ^ Jarms, G.; Tiemann, H.; Bamstedt, U. (2002). "Development and biology of Periphylla periphylla (Scyphozoa: Coronatae) in a Norwegian fjord". Marine Biology. 141 (4): 647–657. doi:10.1007/s00227-002-0858-x. ISSN 0025-3162.