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What is the difference between Polyp and Medusa?

Asked by Elena Sheldon, Last updated: Oct 27, 2021

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Kimberley

Kimberley

Kimberley
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Answered Mar 26, 2020

They are both similar and different. Both have tentacles and their mouth is between the tentacles but in the polyp is on the top, and in medusas in the bottom. They are specular.

Medusas with their umbrella like structure can "swim" in the water (more correct, they are swept by the water flow), the polyps instead have a cylindrical structure and they prefer to stay fixed on a rock or on othersurfaces.

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