Taxon profile


anemones, corals and jellyfish
Cnidaria Hatschek, 1888

kingdom Animalia - animals »  divisio Radiata


Anemonia viridis - Snakelocks Anemone

Anemonia viridis - Snakelocks Anemone

Author: Zdeněk Sýkora

Gorgonia flabellum - Venus Sea Fan

Gorgonia flabellum - Venus Sea Fan

Author: Michael Kesl

Functions restricted to taxon Cnidaria

Important groups

Scyphozoa, Anthozoa

Included taxa

Number of records: 6

class Scyphozoa Götte, 1887
class Cubozoa Werner, 1975
class Hydrozoa Owen, 1843 - hydra and freshwater jellyfish
class Anthozoa Ehrenberg, 1834
class Polypodiozoa Raikova, 1994

Fossil taxa

genus Ediacaria Sprigg, 1947 inc.sed.

Links and literature

Data source info

Bergbauer M., Humberg B. (2001): Co žije ve Středozemním moři?, Svojtka, Praha

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea
Vervoort, Dr Wim (ed.). 2007. Cnidaria. Fauna Europaea version 1.3,
[Data retrieved on: 30 December 2007]

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Taxa (not confirmed) - 1


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon