Scyphozoa (jellyfishes)

Description Scyphozoa (from ancient Greek skyphos that denotes a kind of drinking cup) is a class of animals exclusively living in salt water. They typically range from 2 to 40 cm in diameter, but the largest species, Cyanea capillata can reach 2 metres across. Most species of Scyphozoa have two life history phases, including the planktonic medusa or jellyfish form, which is most evident in the warm summer months, and an inconspicuous, but longer-lived, bottom-dwelling polyp, which seasonally gives rise to new medusae. Scyphomedusae are found throughout the world’s oceans, from the surface to great depths.


Cyanea nozakii / Image may be subject to copyright

Venom protein entries in UniProtKB/Swiss-Prot

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Aurelia aurita (Moon jellyfish)

AURE_AURAU Aurelin Not in a family

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Cyanea capillata (Lion's mane jellyfish) (Cyanea arctica)

CYT_CYACP Cystatin J Cystatin family

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Cyanea nozakii (Jellyfish)

EGCSE_CYANO Endoglycoceramidase (EGCase) (EC 3.2.1.123) ... Glycosyl hydrolase 5 (cellulase ...

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Rhopilema nomadica (Mediteranean medusa)

PA2_RHONO Toxic phospholipase A2 (PLA2) (EC 3.1.1.4) (Phosphatidylcholine ... Phospholipase A2 family, Group ...