Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; radial symmetry
Life History and Behavior
Parental Investment: no parental involvement
Evolution and Systematics
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.
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:1096
Specimens with Barcodes:966
Species With Barcodes:62
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