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  Subphylum Medusozoa

Class Scyphozoa (jellyfish)

    Subclass Coronamedusae
    Subclass Discomedusae

Taxon Information

The Class Scyphozoa is not recorded from fresh waters. This taxon has not been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Scyphozoa, "... about 175 species, all marine..." (Pechenik, 2015).
  • Scyphozoa, "200 extant morphospecies... but the true diversity of the group is likely to be at least two times greater" (Daly et al., 2007).


  • Pechenik, J.A. 2015. Biology of the Invertebrates, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill, NewYork.. 606 pp.
  • Daly, M., M.R. Brugler, P. Cartwright, A.G. Collins, M.N. Dawson, D.G. Fautin, S.C. France, C.S. McFadden, D.M. Opresko, E. Rodriguez, S.L. Romano & J.L. Stake. 2007. The phylum Cnidaria: A review of phylogenetic patterns and diversity 300 years after Linnaeus. Zootaxa 1668: 127-182. [Available online]

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