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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Anthomedusae
Family: Oceaniidae
Genus: Turritopsis
McCrady, 1857[1]

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Clavula Wright, 1859
Dendroclava Weismann, 1883

Turritopsis is a genus of Anthomedusae jellyfish in the family Oceaniidae.


According to the World Register of Marine Species, this genus includes the following species:[2]


  1. ^ "Turritopsis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 June 2011. 
  2. ^ WoRMS. "Turritopsis". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Nathaniel Rich (November 28, 2012). "Can a Jellyfish Unlock the Secret of Immortality?". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-28. For this reason Turritopsis dohrnii is often referred to as the Benjamin Button jellyfish. 
  4. ^ M. P. Miglietta; S. Piraino; S. Kubota; P. Schuchert (2007). "Species in the genus Turritopsis (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa): a molecular evaluation". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 45 (1): 11–19. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.2006.00379.x.