How to remember the below classifications of cnidarians:
Class 1. Hydrozoa (Gk. Hydros- water, zoon- animal):
Either only polyps are found or polyps and medusae are present. Examples: Hydra, Obelia (sea-fur) and Physalia, Porpita, Velella, Millepora (hydroid coral).
Class 2. Scyphozoa (Gk. skyphos- cup):
They are represented by medusae. Examples: Aurelia, Rhizostoma
Class 3. Anthozoa (Gk. anthos- flower):