27th October 2012
What exactly is a hydrozoan?
Hydrozoa is a class of cnidarians that are typically marine and colonial in form. Hydrozoans are neat little cousins of the jellyfish (class Scyphozoa), and among some of the more popular species in this class are hydras and the Portuguese man-of-war.
Pictured is Turritopsis nutricula, a hydrozoan that is regarded as a “virtually immortal” animal.
(Photo source)

What exactly is a hydrozoan?

Hydrozoa is a class of cnidarians that are typically marine and colonial in form. Hydrozoans are neat little cousins of the jellyfish (class Scyphozoa), and among some of the more popular species in this class are hydras and the Portuguese man-of-war.

Pictured is Turritopsis nutricula, a hydrozoan that is regarded as a “virtually immortal” animal.

(Photo source)

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