Jellyfish: Also known as Jellyfish
What is it - biological definition
The jellyfish, also known as jellyfish, is a marine animal. There are currently about 1,500 cataloged jellyfish species.
Summary of the main features of a jellyfish
- They have tentacles that can burn the skin of a person who touches it. Some may also inject poison into the skin of the person touching them.
- They have a body of gelatinous consistency.
- Most jellyfish have the oceans (saltwater) as their habitat. Some species also live in freshwater environments.
- Have elaborate sensory structures in their bodies.
- Use the tentacles to capture their prey.
- About 98% of the body of living water consists of water.
- Have body shape similar to an umbrella.
- They feed mainly on microplankton found in the oceans.
- Most jellyfish reproduce asexually through polyps.