scyphistoma


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scyphistoma

(sī-fĭs′tə-mə)
n. pl. scyphisto·mae (-mē) or scyphisto·mas
A larva of a scyphozoan, consisting of a very small sessile polyp that successively splits off free-swimming medusas.
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scyphistoma

a larval form of a COELENTERATE, arising from a planula larva, which may bud, but in autumn and winter produces EPHYRA larva by STROBILATION. see SCYPHOZOAN.
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References in periodicals archive ?
1 (growth and degrowth, Tomales Bay, CA).--Shenker, 1984: 619-630 (abundance; OR).--Abbott, 1987:28 (morphology; Monterey).--Keen and Gong, 1989: 735-744 (scyphistoma clonal growth; Tomales Bay, CA).-Niesen, 1997: 43 (FG: Northern CA).--Rigsby, 1997: 207 (Monterey Bay).
scyphistomas this mass copy--multi-copy jellyfish strobilation polyps