Cubozoa


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Related to Cubozoa: Hydrozoa, sea wasp, Chironex fleckeri

Cubozoa

(ku?bo-zo'a) [Gr. kybos, a die, cube + -zoa]
A class of venomous marine invertebrates that includes the box jellyfish and sea wasp.
See: box jellyfish; sea wasp
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Deep-sea medusae (Cnidaria: Cubozoa, Hydrozoa and Scyphozoa) from the coast of Bahia (western South Atlantic, Brazil).
Meteorona kishinouyei, a new family, genus and species (Cnidaria, Cubozoa, Chirodropida) from Japanese waters.
Carybdeidae Carybdea arborifera Carybdea mora Carybdea cf rastonii Carybdea rastonii Carybdea xaymacana Carukiidae Carukia barnesi Gerongia rifkinae Morbakka virulenta Cubozoa sp.
In Brazil there are about 22 species of Scyphozoa, 4 Cubozoa (Morandini et al.
An interesting point was that three specimens of this cubozoa were found on the coast of Rio Grande do Sul, what has not being previously reported in the literature (Migotto et al.
Cubozoa e Scyphozoa (Cnidaria: Medusozoa) de aguas costeiras do Brasil.
This warrants a thorough comparison of the neuronal architecture of representatives of the two groups, particularly in light of their very different swimming agility and their differing class status, and in light of unique characteristics of the Cubozoa that include the presence of lens-bearing rhopalial eyes and a nerve ring that interconnects the rhopalia.
Visual ecology and functional morphology of the Cubozoa.
The first data set contains 230 characters of 16S that are hypothesized to be homologous across our stauromedusan samples and the six outgroup taxa representing Anthozoa, Cubozoa, Hydrozoa, and Scyphozoa.
Members of Stauromedusae possess features that appear to be homologous with those of Cubozoa and Scyphozoa, such as intramesogleal muscles of the polyp, gastric filaments, hollow structures ontogenetically derived from primary polyp tentacles known as anchors or rhopalioids, and a metamorphosis from juvenile to adult morphology concentrated at their oral ends (Uchida, 1929; Hirano, 1986; Kikinger and Salvini-Plawen, 1995).
By comparison to medusozoan outgroups--particularly Cubozoa and the scyphozoan taxa Coronatae, Rhizostomeae, and Semaeostomeae--characters by which we recognize Stauromedusae can be sorted into likely synaporphies and symplesiomorphies (Fig.
Future studies on the evolution of glycolytic pathways in Cnidaria clearly should include specimens from the Scyphozoa, Hydrozoa, and Cubozoa.