Scyphozoa

(Jellyfish)

Phylum Cnidaria Class Scyphozoa Number of families 20

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Large, soft-bodied, gelatinous marine invertebrates that swim by contracting their umbrella-shaped swimming bell and catch small prey by means of stinging tentacles

Photo: Chrysaora dactylometre. (Photo by William H. Amos. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by per-

Phylum Cnidaria Class Scyphozoa Number of families 20

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Large, soft-bodied, gelatinous marine invertebrates that swim by contracting their umbrella-shaped swimming bell and catch small prey by means of stinging tentacles

Photo: Chrysaora dactylometre. (Photo by William H. Amos. Bruce Coleman, Inc. Reproduced by per-

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