sea nettle

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sea nettle,

any one of several species of stinging jellyfish, common along coasts and much feared by swimmers. Most stings are painful but are not dangerous to man; however, certain jellyfish of the order Cubomedusae and especially an Australian species, Chironex fleckeri, have caused many deaths. The sting, produced by nematocysts located in the tentacles, is used to kill or stun prey. Sea nettles are classified in the phylum CnidariaCnidaria
or Coelenterata
, phylum of invertebrate animals comprising the sea anemones, corals, jellyfish, and hydroids. Cnidarians are radially symmetrical (see symmetry, biological).
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, class Scyphoza.
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Changes in the lower Chesapeake Bay food chain in the presence of the sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Scyphomedusa).
The morphological features of the laminated structure of the capsule and a nutrient-rich dormant cell mass in the podocysts of Nemopilema nomurai are also common to the podocysts of the semaeostome species Aurelia aurita (Chapman, 1968; Thein et al, in press), Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Blanquet, 1972; Black et al, 1976), and Cyanea lamarcki [as C.
Strobilation of Chrysaora quinquecirrha polyps in the laboratory.
In Chesapeake Bay, medusae of the scyphozoan Chrysaora quinquecirrha are unusual in tolerating salinities as low as 5 [per thousands]; the scyphistomae (polyps) are not found where salinities are less than 7 [per thousands] and thrive at 10 [per thousands] to 25 [per thousands] (Cargo and Schultz, 1966, 1967).
10] values of oxygen consumption rates and bell pulsation rates for nonacclimated polyps of Aurelia aurita and Chrysaora quinquecirrha, they observed lower values of [Q.