This phylum is comprised of jellyfish, box jellies, anemone, corals, sea
pens, hydrozoans. They used to be grouped together with comb jellies under the
collective term coelenterates (Phylum Coelenterata). Jellyfish are well-known
for their stinging tentacles, but there are some which do not sting. Box jellies
look like the true jellyfish, but has a more box-liked look and are highly
venomous. Anemones look like plants but are actually predatory animals. Their
stings allow them to catch prey even though most of the time they are immobile.
Corals are responsible for the huge coral reefs all over the world. Hard corals
are actually colonies of individual polyps. Sea pens are named after the quill
pens, which only some of the sea pens resemble. hydrozoans like as single
individuals, like the Hydra, or in a colony, like the Portuguese Man o'