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A sessile, polyploid larva of many Scyphozoa which may produce either more scyphistomae or free-swimming medusae.
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The regeneration of whole polyps from ectodermal fragments of scyphistoma
larvae of Aurelia aurita.
. Polyps 2-3 mm in height, with oral disk 1-2 mm diameter.
They found that although FAA concentrations increased linearly with increasing salinity, they were only 0.9% to 4.6% of the total osmotically active substances in the scyphistoma
and could not account for its osmotic balance.