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Campanulariidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Campanulariidae
Higher classification  Leptomedusae
Order  Leptomedusae
Suborder  Proboscidoidea
Phylum  Cnidaria
Rank  Family
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Similar  Hydrozoa, Cnidaria, Clytia, Leptomedusae, Obelia

The Campanulariidae are a family of animals in the phylum Cnidaria, or stinging-celled animals. Campanulariidae is composed entirely of hydroids, a Greek term meaning "water animals" applied to the plant-like polyp colonies of the class Hydrozoa. All species of the Campanulariidae are aquatic in habitat, primarily inhabiting coastal regions and tidal pools.

Obelia contains probably the most well-known species of this phylum, and include four species. All are around 20-35cm in height with a series of branches carrying the individual polyps. One species, Obelia longissima, is unique for its ability to produce obelin, a photoprotein which allows for bioluminescence.

The genus Laomedea includes such species as Laomedea angulata and Laomedea flexuosa, which are similar in appearance to the Obelia, though they are smaller and lack a medusa stage present in Obelia.

Genera

  • Billardia
  • Campanularia - includes Campanula
  • Clytia - includes Phialidium
  • Gastroblasta
  • Gastroblastea
  • Gonothyraea
  • Hartlaubella
  • Laomedea
  • Multioralis
  • Obelia
  • Orthopyxis
  • Pseudoclytia
  • Rhizocaulus
  • Silicularia
  • Tulpa
  • Verticillina
  • Zelounies
  • References

    Campanulariidae Wikipedia


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