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coelenterate

1. any invertebrate of the phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata), having a saclike body with a single opening (mouth), which occurs in polyp and medusa forms. Coelenterates include the hydra, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals
2. (loosely) any invertebrate of the phyla Cnidaria or Ctenophora
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In addition to the Hexacorallians that are the main builders of coral reefs, some other zooxanthellate coelenterates also make a minor contribution to the formation of reefs.
Reef-associated taxa known to have such potential qualities include: algae species, sponges, coelenterates, nudi-branch mollusks, and tunicates (Lustigman et al.
In soil, it is produced in the cell walls of fungi, and exoskeletons of arthropods, coelenterates, nematodes, protozoa, and molluscs (Muzzarelli 1977).
protozoa, coelenterates, platyhelminthes, annelids, molluses, anthropods), plants, fungi, monera, and protista are excluded as a rule.
Evolutionarily, they begin to appear with the Coelenterates.
Previous work by other scientists has demonstrated that coelenterazine, without the sulfate groups, is the substrate of the bioluminescence reaction of some coelenterates and a decapod shrimp.
In that painting there are dots and worms, kites and coelenterates, birds and rocking horses, a bug with a clown's head, each vibrating in the same blue primordial soup, and each as gaily tinted as a Russian Easter egg.
Book 1: algae and macrophytes, protists, sponges, coelenterates, molluscs, crustaceans, insects, chaetognaths, annelids, echinoderms, and tunicates
It is not known whether the biochemistry of bioluminescence in fungi is the same as in other bioluminescent groups, such as bacteria, unicellular algae, coelenterates, beetles, fishes and others (Wilson & Hastings 1998).
A different explanation, based on the observations of Brodeur (1998) and Scheffer (1940), is that pre-adult prowfish are pelagic, remaining in proximity with large coelenterates and thus avoiding bottom trawls.