A Jellyfish Is Born

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In schyphozoans, a process called strobilation takes place in order for the jellies to reproduce. During strobilation, a polyp splits into 10-15 plate-like segments stacked atop one another in a tower called a strobila. After a segment separates from the strobila, it is called an ephyra, a juvenile jellyfish. Ephyrae mature into the medusa form.