Physical Description

Morphology

Sexual Dimorphism

Sexual Dimorphism in externally visible gonad color.
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Evolution and Systematics

Functional Adaptations

Functional adaptation

Jelly substance provides structural support: jellyfish
 

The composite mesoglea of jellyfish and sea anemones provides structural support using collagen fibers in a complex gel matrix.

   
  "Then there's the jelly of jellyfish and sea anemones (mesoglea), made up of sparse collagen fibers in a complex gel matrix." (Vogel 2003:305)
  Learn more about this functional adaptation.
  • Steven Vogel. 2003. Comparative Biomechanics: Life's Physical World. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 580 p.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
                                        
Specimen Records:1,240Public Records:659
Specimens with Sequences:684Public Species:49
Specimens with Barcodes:675Public BINs:62
Species:65         
Species With Barcodes:51         
          
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Barcode data

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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Scyphozoa

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