Other names for the cnidarian sub-groups
Scientific names: Cnidaria comes from the Greek word knide meaning
nettle and the Latin aria meaning -like.
Other scientific names: Coelenterata.
Scientific names: The hydra was an aquatic snake in Greek mythology.
Hydra can also refer to the Greek word for water : hydor. Zoon is also
Greek and means animal.
Scientific names: The Greek leptos means fine, thin, slim, weak
and little. The ending -ida refers to an order in a systematic classification.
Other scientific names: Hydroida.
Other English names: Sea-firs and hydromedusae.
Scientific names: The Greek word siphonophora is the result of
two words; siphonos, meaning tube or pipe and phoreus, meaning carrier.
Other English names: Siphonophorans.
Scientific names: Scyphozoa comes from the Greek word skyphos,
meaning cup and zoon, meaning animal.