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Prayidae

The Prayidae are a family of marine invertebrates in the order Siphonophora. They are colonial, and the colonies can superficially resemble jellyfish; although they appear to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony of Siphonophora.

It contains these subfamilies and genera:

  • Amphicaryoninae
    • Amphicaryon Chun, 1888
    • Maresearsia Totton, 1954
  • Nectopyramidinae
    • Nectadamas Pugh, 1992
    • Nectopyramis Bigelow, 1911
  • Prayinae
    • Craseoa Pugh & Harbison, 1987
    • Desmophyes Haeckel, 1888
    • Gymnopraia Haddock, Dunn & Pugh, 2005
    • Lilyopsis Chun, 1885
    • Mistoprayina Pugh & Harbison, 1987
    • Praya Quoy & Gaimard, in de Blainville, 1834
    • Prayola Carré, C. 1969
    • Rosacea Quoy & Gaimard, 1827
    • Stephanophyes Chun, 1888