Medusozoa or Medusae is a Sub-Phylum of Kingdom Animalia under Sub-Kingdom Eumetazoa in the Phylum Cnidaria. It includes sea anemones, corals, jellyfish and hydroids.

Characteristic FeaturesEdit

  • Radially symmetrical
  • Motileu
  • Diploblastic
  • Specialized stinging structures, called nematocysts
  • Carnivorous
  • No specialized excretory or respiratory organs
  • Have a nervous system

Further ClassificationEdit

  • Class: Hydrozoa
  • Class: Scyphozoa
  • Class: Staurozoa
  • Class: Cubozoa


  • Sexual and asexual reproduction can occur in Medusozoans.