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noun & adjectiveZoology
- ‘Jellyfish (medusae, which may be hydrozoan, scyphozoan or cubozoan) are important both as predators and prey in pelagic ecosystems.’
- ‘As mentioned above, a few tetraradial ‘medusoids’ could be scyphozoan jellyfish, but tetraradial symmetry is also typical of the Hydrozoa and Cubozoa.’
- ‘Sphenothallus Hall, 1847 is a widespread Paleozoic marine taxon that has been interpreted most recently as a tubiculous annelid or other ‘worm’ or as a thecate hydrozoan or scyphozoan cnidarian.’
- ‘An alternative interpretation is that C. striata preserves the episodically elongating organic sheath of a budding scyphozoan.’
- ‘Moore and Harrington regarded Sphenothallus as a hydrozoan or scyphozoan.’
- ‘Most hydrozoans alternate between a polyp and a medusa stage - they spend part of their lives as ‘jellyfish’ which are hard to distinguish from scyphozoan jellyfish.’
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