Prayidae

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Praya dubia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Siphonophora
Family: Prayidae
Kölliker, 1853

The Prayidae are a family of marine invertebrates in the order Siphonophora. They are colonial, and the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish; although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora.

It contains these subfamilies and genera:

References[edit]

  • WoRMS
  • Pugh, P. R. (2009). "The status of the genus Prayoides (Siphonophora: Prayidae)". Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 72 (4): 895–909. doi:10.1017/S0025315400060136.