Clytia hemisphaerica, a member of the early-branching animal phylum Cnidaria, is emerging rapidly as an experimental model for studies in developmental. Full Name, Clytia hemisphaerica. Genus, Clytia. Species, hemisphaerica. Common Name, Jellyfish. Abbreviation, C. hemisphaerica. Trends Genet. Apr;26(4) doi: / Clytia hemisphaerica: a jellyfish cousin joins the laboratory. Houliston E(1), Momose T, .

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Clytia hemisphaerica planula larva. Medusa hemisphaerica Linnaeus, basionym.

Original Idea Christian Sardet. Clytia viridicans Leuckart, possible synonym. Clytia serrulata Bale, synonym. Phialidium viridicans Leuckart, basionym. And so the cycle continues. Linnaeus, Description Mainly after Russell, a. Given its life cycle, this organism is a perfect model organism for the study of the evolutionary mechanisms behind the diversification of life cycles.

Fully extended tentacles times diameter of bell Kramp, Size Bell diameter typically up to ca hemispjaerica mm but 1arger specimens sometimes heisphaerica, C. The gametes are released in the water column and fertilisation gives rise to a planula larva that possesses a ciliated ectoderm, undergoes metamorphosis after 3 days and then becomes a primary, sessile polyp. Clytia laevis Weismann, synonym. Radial canals straight, usually four but individuals having. Easy to raise and handle in the laboratory, all the stages of the life cycle can be cultivated and are available all year round: The webpage text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.


Clytia johnstoni Alder, synonym.

Depth range — Medusa in coastal plankton. Clytia hemisphaerica reproductive polyps. Distribution in the North Sea Both hydroid and medusa are among the commonest leptolids throughout; occurs also in the Skagerrak, Kattegat and Baltic.

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Clytia hemisphaerica jellyfish The jellyfish Clytia hemisphaerica is part of a group located outside of the bilaterians, cnidarians, and plays an important role in marine ecosystems. Still, it seems that either this species or its close siblings have an enormous geographical range. Anthomedusae, Leptomedusae, Limnomedusae, Trachymedusae, and Narcomedusae. Russell a gave details of annual variation in dimensions but some of his data probably referred to C. Campanularia coronata Clarke, synonym.

Thaumantias pileata Forbes, synonym.

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Copyright Elsevier Ltd. Several weeks are necessary to anticipate the production of adults or to divide colonies. Planula glide through the water, propelled by hair-like cilia. Clytia has proved well suited to laboratory culture and to gene function analysis during early development.


Clytia compressa Totton, possible synonym. Clytia coronata Clarke, synonym. The life cycle of hydrozoans is characterised by the alternation of a polyp phase and a medusa phase. Clytia hemisphaerica species group: Certain polyps specialize in reproduction, budding off baby jellyfish. Laomedea villafrancensis Stechow, synonym. Campanularia edwardsi Nutting, possible synonym.

Clytia hemisphaerica

Thaumantias lineata Forbes, synonym. Along with ctenarians, they are the only non-bilaterian animals that have neurons and muscle cells; the medusae can swim and possesses a differentiated nervous system, striated muscles and sensory organs for balance and equilibrium.

Clytia hemisphaerica Linnaeus,