In the life cycle of Aurelia sp., the transition from polyp to strobila/ephyra is called“strobilation”. To study the molecular mechanisms of strobilation with molecular biological and biochemical approaches, we established 7 clonal polyp strains from Aurelia sp. inhabiting the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. In laboratory condition, the clonal strains started strobilation in 32 - 42 days by a temperature change from 25˚C to 10˚C, or in 4 - 8 days at 25˚C by administration of indomethacin (25 μM). The experiments of short-term low-temperature treatments revealed that strobilation proceeded to the end independently of temperature after strobilation had been initiated. Further, molecular phylogenetic analysis suggested that the clonal strains could be Aurelia sp. 1 (Dawson et al., 2005).