Physical Description

Morphology

Other Physical Features: ectothermic ; radial symmetry

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Sexual Dimorphism

Sexual Dimorphism in externally visible gonad color.
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Life History and Behavior

Reproduction

Parental Investment: no parental involvement

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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:1632
Specimens with Sequences:1096
Specimens with Barcodes:966
Species:79
Species With Barcodes:62
Public Records:900
Public Species:49
Public BINs:72
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Barcode data

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