Animalia > Cnidaria

Cnidaria (cnidarians) with English Names

Wikipedia Abstract

Cnidaria (/naɪˈdɛəriə/) is a phylum containing over 10,000 species of animals found exclusively in aquatic (freshwater and marine) environments: they are predominantly marine species. Their distinguishing feature is cnidocytes, specialized cells that they use mainly for capturing prey. Their bodies consist of mesoglea, a non-living jelly-like substance, sandwiched between two layers of epithelium that are mostly one cell thick.
View Wikipedia Record: Cnidaria

Class

Anthozoa (anemones and corals) (851)
Cubozoa (sea wasps or box jellyfish) (4)
Hydrozoa (hydralike animals, hydroids, and hydrozoans) (235)
Scyphozoa (cup animals and jellyfishes) (53)
Staurozoa (5)

(...) = Species count

Photos

Images provided by Google Image Search