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.

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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Therefore, scyphistomae in the present study were kept at 35 ppt, 24-25[degrees]C, and fed 48 h-old Artemia nauplii three times per week.
Planulae, shaken from the brooding structures of adult medusae caught in the field, settled and metamorphosed into scyphistomae in the lab and were maintained in culture.
Improved culture of Aurelia aurita scyphistomae for bioassay and research.
Morphological distinctions have since been reported for populations of Cassiopea from separate islands of the Caribbean (Hummelinck, 1968), Mastigias in different lakes of Palau (Hamner and Hauri, 1981), and Aurelia scyphistomae from various parts of the Thames estuary (Lambert, 1935).