Cnidarians. Jellyfish, Corals Anemones and Hydroids. Cnidarians. Cnidarians eat mussels, fish, plankton, and worms. Cnidarians eat by stinging their prey so it becomes paralyzed, and then they bring the food into their stomach. Phylum Cnidaria.
Jellyfish, Corals Anemones
Cnidarians eat mussels, fish, plankton, and worms.
Cnidarians eat by stinging their prey so it becomes paralyzed, and then they bring the food into their stomach.
CNIDARIANS have no bones, are hollow with 3 layers of cells.
They live in salt or fresh water.
When a cnidarian reproduces, the young hatch into the mother stomach, then, She spits them out.
A tenacious hunter with a taste for fish and the poison to render most prey helpless
Size: to 1 ft (float) and 50 ft (tentacles)
Habitat: floats at the surface
Fortunately, this creature, with its powerful battery of stinging tentacles, is more common in bays and protected waters than in the open ocean. The sting of the Man'O'War can vary from extremely painful to incapacitating to fatal, depending on the severity and the victim's reaction.
The Man of War is poisonous to humans.
When a cnidarian reproduces, the younghatch into the mother’s stomach, then, she spits them out
Aurelia aurita / Cyanea capillata
Jellyfishes are free-swimming relatives of corals, anemones, and hydroids. In fact, in many cases they are the same animal, just in a different stage of life ! Not all medusas ( as jellyfishes are called ) have a corresponding polyp stage, and likewise not all polyps have a corresponding medusa stage, but most conform to this life cycle. Small jellies ( up to 1" across ) are most likely the medusa stage of some hydroid, while large jellies are usually the dominant stage of a species in which the polyp stage is almost absent.
Translucent Moon Jellies are harmless and quite common. Red Jellies have a painful wasp-like sting, but are usually much less common. And try as you might to avoid it, sooner or later every northern diver will get a stray tentacle draped across the face and lips - the only places exposed to attack.
Beached Moon Jellies: the surf has stripped away all the tentacles, leaving just a harmless dying blob of goo.
Swim away – swim away NOW! !
Clown fish live in anemones, and coral and they’re immune to stings!