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What is the kingdom phylum class order family genus and species of a jellyfish?

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02/18/2015

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Cnidaria

Subphylum: Medusozoa

Classes: Cubozoa, Hydrozoa, Polypodiozoa, Scyphozoa, Staurozoa

There are over 200 species of Scyphozoa, about 50 species of Staurozoa, about 20 species of Cubozoa, and in Hydrozoa there are about 1000-1500 species that produce medusae (and many more hydrozoa species that do not).