Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Marine PlanktonA practical guide to ecology, methodology, and taxonomy$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Claudia Castellani and Martin Edwards

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199233267

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199233267.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 September 2018

Cnidaria: Scyphozoa and Non-Colonial Hydrozoa

Cnidaria: Scyphozoa and Non-Colonial Hydrozoa

Chapter:
(p.198) Cnidaria: Scyphozoa and Non-Colonial Hydrozoa
Source:
Marine Plankton
Author(s):

Priscilla Licandro

Astrid Fischer

Dhugal J. Lindsay

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199233267.003.0018

This chapter describes the taxonomy of scyphozoa and non-colonial hydrozoa. The Phylum Cnidaria assembles highly diverse primitive invertebrates that carry stinging cells called cnida. The presence of cnida, which are organized in specialized structures called cnidocysts (or nematocysts), makes the organisms of this group venomous to varying degrees. The chapter covers their life cycle, ecology, and general morphology. It includes a section that indicates the systematic placement of the taxon described within the tree of life, and lists the key marine representative illustrated in the chapter (usually to genus or family level). This section also provides information on the taxonomic authorities responsible for the classification adopted, recent changes which might have occurred, and lists relevant taxonomic sources.

Keywords:   scyphozoa, non-colonial hydrozoa, cnida, taxonomy, zooplankton, life cycle, ecology, morphology

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .