Cnidarians have a complex life cycle which usually goes as follows:
- Egg hatches larva.
- Larva settles on sea bottom and transforms into a sessile polyps.
- Polyps undergoes strobilation and asexually buds off juvenile, free-swimming medusae.
- Medusae eventually mature and reproduce sexually to beget new eggs.
Given the morphological and physiological disparity between the three forms (larva, polyps, medusa), and how each form comprises a distinct stage in the cnidarian's development (i.e. ontogeny), would it be accurate to say that the cnidarian life cycle is an example of "ontogenic polymorphism"?