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Related Category: Zoology: Invertebrates
in zoology, scientific name for the jellyfish, i.e., the free-swimming stage of various animals in the phylum Cnidaria. See polyp and medusa.

Breeding: Little is currently published about the courtship and breeding of Hydromedusa.

Waxy Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa sauvagii)
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Scientific Name: Phyllomedusa azurea.
Common Names: Orange-legged Monkey Frog, Grasping Frog, and Orange-legged Leaf Frog, Tiger-leg Monkey Frog.
Distribution: Columbia, Guianas, Chaco of Argentina, Paraguay, & Bolivia.

Chacoan Monkey Frog ( Phyllomedusa sauvagii )
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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: ...

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Pelomedusa subrufa
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: ...

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.

Scientific Name:
Phyllomedusa sauvagii
: Phyllomedusa sauvagii males and females range from five to eight cm in length, with the females usually being about 25% larger than the males.

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].

Redescription of Loimia medusa and Amphitrite rubra (Polychaeta: Terebellidae)
Red-eyed Tree Frog
Red-eyed Tree Frog, Litoria chloris
Redfin Butterflyfish, Chaetodon lunulatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
Red-kneed Tarantula, Brachypelma smithi ...

They have two basic body forms: swimming medusae and sessile polyps, both of which are radially symmetrical with mouths surrounded by tentacles that bear cnidocytes.

This sea is being "drained" by exotic species (cheat grass, medusahead, and Russian thistle or "tumbleweed") and native, but invasive trees (pinyon and juniper).

There, they find themselves on the riverboat hideout of the hilariously evil Madame Medusa, who needs Penny to retrieve the world's largest diamond! ...

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, ...

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.

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 ...

Eventually, dozens of medusae — free swimming forms — break off the polyps and begin their journey to sexual maturity. The body of a jellyfish is bell-shaped with a mouth on the underside. Tentacles of varying lengths extend below.

amarsipids, medusafishes, flotsamfishes, ariommatids, squaretails, butterfishes
climbing gouramies, pikeheads, kissing gouramies ...

The African Helmeted Turtle (Pelomedusa subrufa) is a pleurodire.
Pleurodires hide their head sideways.
Basal genera
Genus †Kayentachelys
Genus †Indochelys ...

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 book covers six related species of frogs in the genera Phyllomedusa and Agalychnis, including the famous Red-eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) pictured on the cover.

Unknown but it is the most commonly displayed medusa in public aquaria.
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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.

Other leaf-breeding frogs (Phyllomedusa iheringi, P. hypochondrialis, and P. sauvagii) protect their clutches within folded leaves.

See also: See also: Snake, Turtle, Reptile, Salamander, Tree Frog

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