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In cnidarians, a medusa is a body form that is often free living. They can vary from being bell-shaped to the shape of a thin disk. The upper surface is called the exumbrella and the lower surface the subumbrella.


Phyllomedusa vaillantii — White-lined Monkey Frog
Some other names for this species:
Sharp-nosed Monkey Frog, Spotted Monkey Treefrog, White-lined Leaf Frog, Razor-backed Monkey Treefrog, White-lipped Monkey Frog ...

Breeding: Little is currently published about the courtship and breeding of Hydromedusa. They have, however, been bred in outdoor ponds by keepers in their country of origin and should prove to be straightforward to breed in captivity once acclimated to their new environments.


Chacoan Monkey Frog ( Phyllomedusa sauvagii )
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Animals-Herpetiles: Amphibians; Waxy Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii), Images by Wernher Krutein and PHOTOVAULTŪ ...

Medusa: Female, born on October 14, 2003 at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. Arrived Philadelphia Zoo, July 1, 2009.
Where to find me in the Zoo
PECO Primate Reserve ...

Medusa
Sex: Female
Medusa the gorgeous Burmese Python is one of our photo session snakes used here at Australia Zoo to allow people get up and close and personal with these amazing animals.

Medusa (pl. medusae):
Adult umbrella- or bellshaped forms of jellyfish, with mouth facing downward.

Medusae are usually bell-shaped animals with a concave oral surface, or mouth, and tentacles that dangle downward from the rim of an umbrella-like body.
Four classes make up the phylum Cnidaria: ...

Pelomedusa subrufa
HARD-SHELLED SEA TURTLES (CHELONIIDAE)
Six species of large (carapace length up to 1.4 m), fully marine hard-shelled turtles found throughout the world in tropical and subtropical waters.

Pachymedusa dacnicolor
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Genus: Pelomedusa
Species: P. subrufa


Other Names: Marsh Terrapin.
Habitat and Range: Muddy bottomed marshes and rivers throughout Africa as far west as Ghana and east into Madagascar and into the Cameroons.
Captive Lifespan:
Incubation: Oviparous, eggs will hatch around 75-90 days.

The last animals in our tour of the deep is this deep sea medusa, a relative of the jellyfish. It captures prey with its tentacles and digests is in its central cavity, shown here in red.

Phyllomedusa
Scientific Name:
Phyllomedusa sauvagii
Description
: Phyllomedusa sauvagii males and females range from five to eight cm in length, with the females usually being about 25% larger than the males. Their common name describes them perfectly.

Seeds of medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae) were not used by Great Basin pocket mice in Lassen County, California, and areas with heavy medusahead invasion were avoided [29]. Estimated seed intake of a Great Basin pocket mouse is from 4 to 10 percent of total body weight daily.

Theoretically, members of Cnidaria have life cycles that alternate between two forms-asexual polyps (the body as a vase-shaped form), and sexual, free-swimming forms called medusae (singular medusa; the body in a bell-shaped form).

Cnidarians exhibit two basic structural forms, a medusa and a polyp. The medusa form is a free-swimming structure which consists of an umbrella-shaped body (called a bell), a fringe of tentacles that hang from the edge of the bell, a mouth opening located on the underside of the bell, ...

May 21, 2014 - The African helmeted terrapin Pelomedusa subrufa actually comprises at least 10 different species, researchers have announced. Until now, it had been considered to represent a single species, with a ... full story
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They have two body shapes: the medusa (a jellyfish-like swimming form) and the polyp (a sea anemone-like sessile or static form). During their life cycle they may transform themselves from one shape to the other. All cnidarians possess stinging cells, which they use to kill or paralyse prey.

Eight clublike oral arms that each contain several mouths transport food to the jelly's stomach. As with all true jellies, blue jellies alternate between a sexual medusa stage and an asexual polyp stage. Adult medusae brood their fertilized eggs and the resulting planula larvae.
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The Golden Leaf Folding Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii) - these frogs are very common in the African savanna.
Golden Leaf Folding Frogs have the unusual habit of eating other frogs eggs and larvae by raiding frog nests.

Scientific name: Phyllomedusa sauvagii
Range: The Chacoan region of Bolivia, Northern Paraguay, MatoGrosso do Sul (Brazil), and Northern Argentina
Habitat: Rain forest ...

Unlike other cnidarians, anemones (and other anthozoans) entirely lack the free-swimming medusa stage of the life cycle: the polyp produces eggs and sperm, and the fertilized egg develops into a planula that develops directly into another polyp.

The African Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa) is a pleurodire.
Pleurodires hide their head sideways.
Basal genera
Basal and incertae sedis ...

Unknown but it is the most commonly displayed medusa in public aquaria.
In the Zoo
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Discussion This is the largest jellyfish in the world. Specimens 8 feet wide have been found. In Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story, "The Adventure of the Lion's Mane," Sherlock Holmes solves a homicide caused by contact between the victim and this medusa in a tidepool.
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See also: See also: Snake, Turtle, Reptile, Salamander, Tree Frog

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