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Cnidaria (cnidarians) with Relationships

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.
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Anthozoa (anemones and corals) (217)
Cubozoa (sea wasps or box jellyfish) (3)
Hydrozoa (hydralike animals, hydroids, and hydrozoans) (68)
Scyphozoa (cup animals and jellyfishes) (15)

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