Turritopsis nutricula

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Turritopsis nutricula
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Not evaluated
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Hydrozoa
Order: Anthomedusae
Family: Oceaniidae
Genus: Turritopsis
Species: Tutritopsis nutricula
Binomial name
Turritopsis nutricula

Turritopsis nutricula is a small jellyfish that once reaching adulthood, can transfer its cells back to childhood. It may do this process to live longer. Several different species of the genus Turritopsis were formerly classified as T. nutricula, including the "immortal jellyfish" which is now classified as T. dohrnii.[2]


  1. ^ Turritopsis nutricula McCrady 1857 - Encyclopedia of Life
  2. ^ 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. 

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