Kōrero: Corals, anemones and jellyfish

The five classes of cnidarians

Corals, sea anemones and jellyfish are the most familiar of the cnidarians. Two lesser-known groups are tiny moss-like creatures called hydroids and the ocean-going siphonophores. Siphonophores are colonies of highly specialised individuals.

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Artwork by Bruce Mahalski

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Dennis Gordon, 'Corals, anemones and jellyfish - Cnidaria – the nettle animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/4722/the-five-classes-of-cnidarians (accessed 23 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Dennis Gordon, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 26 Sep 2016