Functions of Nematocysts in Cnidarians | Cnidocytes and Nematocysts
Scyphozoa

Functions of Nematocysts in Cnidarians | Cnidocytes and Nematocysts

Functions of Nematocysts in Cnidarians Nematocyst’s definition What are nematocysts Nematocysts are the organs of a jellyfish that are located on its tentacles. Though they can be found in other animals, they are most recognizable as a part of a jellyfish’s anatomy. Nematocysts are also unique in that they have the ability to inject venom…

Class Scyphozoa Characteristics | Scyphozoa Reproduction & Life Cycle
Scyphozoa

Class Scyphozoa Characteristics | Scyphozoa Reproduction & Life Cycle

Scyphozoa What is Class Scyphozoa Scyphozoans are a class of animals in the phylum Cnidaria. They are predatory and prey on other animals, including sea slugs, sponges, jellyfish, corals, and fish.  Scyphozoans have two layers of cells: an outer layer called ectoderm that secretes a protective covering or shell for the inner layer called endoderm….

Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish Lifecycle & Immortal Jellyfish Transdifferentiation
Scyphozoa

Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish Lifecycle & Immortal Jellyfish Transdifferentiation

Turritopsis Dohrnii Jellyfish Turritopsis dohrnii is a small jellyfish that can take its body into its larval stage, which allows the jellyfish to rejuvenate and then turn into its original state, never dying. The turritopsis dohrnii jellyfish is in the phylum Cnidaria and the class Hydrozoa. There are different types of Cnidaria and Hydrozoa, but…