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  Systematics of Cubozoa, by UCMP
Until she finishes this project, we are presenting a phylogenetic representation of the current classification scheme for Cubozoa.
However, when it was observed that the cubozoan polyp and life cycle were rather different than those of scyphozoans, Cubozoa was placed on its own.
Still others have argued that Cubozoa is more closely related to Hydrozoa (as shown to the right).
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /cnidaria/cubozoasy.html   (365 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Cubozoa
Cubozoa are square or rectangular shaped when viewed from above.
The Cubozoan polyp is small and inconspicuous and an entire polyp transforms into a medusa in a type of asexual reproduction.
Cubozoa consists of about 20 species of sea wasps and their relatives.
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 The Virtual FormGuide - AAP - Cubozoa Earns Shot At Sydney Autumn
Cubozoa ($3.60) finished powerfully to edge out topweight Pommard ($2.30 fav) by a neck in the 1000m race with Bythemountain ($4.80) a further 1-3/4 lengths away third.
Cubozoa was bred by Prime Thoroughbreds syndicator Joe O'Neill who raced the gelding's mother Transparent Lass, also a winner on her debut when trained by Bill Mitchell in Brisbane six years ago.
Cubozoa is raced by a syndicate of eight which also includes Andrew Fisher who grew up with winning jockey Michael Cahill at Cowra before going on to become editor of the Cowra Guardian newspaper.
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 Cnidarians - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
The Cubozoan polyp is small and inconspicuous and an entire polyp transforms into a medusa in a type of asexual reproduction.
Cubozoa consists of about 20 species of sea wasps and their relatives.
Scientific classification: The phylum Cnidaria is made up of the classes Hydrozoa (predominately polyps), Scyphozoa (primarily medusae), Cubozoa (primarily medusae), and Anthozoa (polyps only).
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 Cubozoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Phylum Cnidaria / Class Cubozoa / Family Carybdeidae
The box jellies are sufficiently distinct to be placed in their own class, Cubozoa.
Befitting the name of the group, the bell of these primarily tropical jellies is indeed somewhat cuboidal with 4 flattened sides.
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Jellyfish (also called jellies or sea jellies as they are not true fish, nor are they made of jelly) are animals that belong to Phylum Cnidaria, included in the class Scyphozoa (from Greek skyphos "cup" and zoon "animal").
The name "jellyfish" is also often used for the related classes of medusae (Hydrozoa) and box jellyfish (Cubozoa).
Note that the Portuguese Man O' War is not a jellyfish and the recommended first aid is different.
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 Jellyfish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Jellyfishes (also called jellies or sea jellies as they are not true fish) are animals that belong to Phylum Cnidaria, included in the class Scyphozoa.
The name "jellyfish" is also sometimes used for the related classes of medusae (Hydrozoa) and box jellyfish (Cubozoa).
Almost all jellyfish live in the seas and though they lack true organ structures they feature specialized tissuess.
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 Visual Ecology and Functional Morphology of Cubozoa (Cnidaria) -- Coates 43 (4): 542 -- Integrative and Comparative ...
Cubozoa were elevated to class status once research revealed
Morphologie und ultrastruktur der lichtsinnesorgane von Tripedalia cystophora Conant (Cnidaria, Cubozoa).
Southcott, R. Revision of some Carybdeidae (Scyphozoa: Cubozoa), including a description of the jellyfish responsible for the ‘Irukandji Syndrome.’.
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 MEDLINE Search on Medscape.com
Ultrastructure of a novel eurytele nematocyst of Carybdea alata Reynaud (Cubozoa, Cnidaria).
Medusozoan phylogeny and character evolution clarified by new large and small subunit rDNA data and an assessment of the utility of phylogenetic mixture models.
Reported knowledge, perceptions, and behavior of tourists and North Queensland residents at risk of contact with jellyfish that cause the "Irukandji syndrome".
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 Jellyfish of the Month
The primary distinguishing traits (glossary) for Cubozoa are metamorphosis of the polyp stage into a single medusa and a lack of polyp features such as a set of four intramesogleal muscles.
While the latter features are present in stauromedusans, they lack strobilation (glossary) and instead undergo a single metamorphosis at the oral end of the polyp to produce a benthic, stalked adult.
Prior to Cubozoa becoming a class, these five taxa constituted Scyphozoa and therefore this name, rather than being constrained to refer to the latter three groups (as suggested by Marques and Collins), could have been altered to once again have its more traditional meaning.
www2.eve.ucdavis.edu /mndawson/tS/Org/JotQ/JotQ_04Jun.html   (761 words)

Because polyps are typically sessile, and only some medusae possess sensory structures (the most sophisticated occur in the Cubozoa; Pearse and Pearse 1978), cnidarians are generally believed to be passive predators, feeding on prey items that blunder into their tentacles.
Indeed, the medusa dominates the life cycle of members of the classes Cubozoa and Scyphozoa (Cubozoa was formerly considered an order of Scyphozoa, and some specialists still consider it as such).
Life cycles of the Hydrozoa are the most diverse in the phylum: although the polyp is the more conspicuous and persistent stage in most taxa, some lack the medusa phase, whereas others lack the polyp phase.
tolweb.org /tree?group=Cnidaria&contgroup=Animals   (2407 words)

 Cnidaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
There are many links to sites that have to do with the fossilized Cubozoa even though there are not many because they are so 'squishy'
'Cubozoa: Life History and Ecology' - Rating:***** This site begins with a discussion of the predatory nature of a Cubozoa.
It discusses their deadliness and claims that they have even been known to kill people.
www.kn.att.com /wired/fil/pages/listcnidariata.html   (1661 words)

 Amazon.com: Cubozoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cubozoa: An entry from Thomson Gale's Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia by George I., PhD Matsumoto (2004)
are the major classes, the Cubozoa (sea wasps) the minor class.
three classes of coelenterates (Scyphozoa, Cubozoa, and Anthozoa) are not represented...
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Many corals, however, do not take part in reef formation, and some forms are solitary polyps.
The Class Cubozoa are popularly known as "box jellyfish " or sea wasps, and include some of the most venomous marine organisms known.
Relatively small and transparent, the medusa has a four sided "square" appearance.
www.meer.org /M38.htm   (459 words)

 Visual Ecology and Functional Morphology of Cubozoa (Cnidaria)1 Integrative and Comparative Biology - Find Articles
The class Cubozoa (Werner, 1975) is the smallest class within the phylum Cnidaria with only: one order (Cubomedusae), two families (Carybdeidae and Chiropdropidae), seven genera, and roughly two dozen species.
In spite of this small size there is a lack of consensus on the naming and description of species.
Originally grouped as an order within the class Scyphozoa, the Cubozoa were elevated to class status once research revealed the magnitude of the differences between this and other cnidarian groups (Werner, 1973; Werner et al., 1976).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa4054/is_200308/ai_n9252588   (924 words)

 Würfelquallen (Cubozoa)
Qualle der Superlative - Die Seewespe und ihre traurige Berühmtheit.
Sea Wasps or Box Jellyfish (Cubozoa) - Text and Classification.
Welt durch die Augen einer Würfelqualle - Text und Abbildung.
www.infochembio.ethz.ch /links/zool_weicht_quallen_wuerfel.html   (62 words)

 StingAid Martin Marrero and Ralph Rizo Jellyfish: A Dangerous Ocean Organism of the Ocean
Jellyfish are any planktonic marine member of a group of invertebrate animals composed of about 200 described species of the class Scyphozoa (phylum Cnidaria) or of the class Cubozoa, which was formerly considered an order of Scyphozoa.
The term, jellyfish, is also often used in referring to certain other cnidarians that have a medusoid (saucer- or bell-shaped) body form, such as hydromedusae, the siphonophores (including even the
Most live for only a few weeks, although some are known to survive a year or longer.
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The primary polyp produces additional polyps asexually, by budding, stolonic outgrowth, or some other process, to form a clone or a colony.
At the appropriate time, determined perhaps by size of the colony or environmental conditions, rather than or in addition to polyps, medusae are produced asexually (in Cubozoa, each polyp metamorphoses into a medusa).
A comprehensive morphological cladistic analysis by Schuchert (1993) supports the basal position of Anthozoa with the Scyphozoa and Cubozoa being more closely related to each other than to Hydrozoa.
ag.arizona.edu /ENTO/tree/eukaryotes/animals/cnidaria/!Cnidaria.nex   (2126 words)

 Cubozoa - links, statistic, graphs @ Topsites111.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Taking advantage of such a significant volume of traffic we collected data based on java-script counter and made several conclusions.
The total number of visitors that requested URL with query cubozoa in a period of time starting January 1st and ending September 20th is 30
Keyword cubozoa has following requests that are close by the frequency of use:
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 Box Jellyfish Tank, Cubozoa Jellies, Kreisel Aquarium Design, New Marine Aquariums and Coral Reef Aquarium Tank, Stand, ...
Box Jellies, more specifically the Cubozoa (in Greek this means cube) family of Cnidarians, varies from the normally thought of jellyfish.
The difference is primarily their shape and structure, but a small difference occurs during the developement stages.
The the class Cubozoa occurs widely from Queensland Australia northward to Malaya.
www.aquarium-design.com /invert/boxjelly.html   (228 words)

 Irukandji jellyfish Information
The Irukandji jellyfish (Carukia barnesi) is a small, extremely venomous box jellyfish of the class Cubozoa that occurs in the waters of north Queensland, Australia.
A mature Irukandji jellyfish's bell is only 12 mm in diameter and its depth no more than 25 mm.
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www.bookrags.com /wiki/Irukandji_jellyfish   (623 words)

 Medusozoa - Phylogeny of the Cubozoa
Currently, there are essentially only 2 molecular phylogenetic hypotheses of the Cubozoa, both based on 18S rRNA in Collins (2002).
Another phylogenetic hypothesis (included herein, upper figure) is from the U.C. Museum of Paleontology Cubozoa site.
However, please note that it is simply based on the classification presented by P.L. Kramp (1961: Synopsis of the Medusae of the World, J. Mar. Biol.
www.medusozoa.com /cubo_phylog.html   (232 words)

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