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    • Ctenophora
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    • Comb Jellies
    • Comb Jellyfishes
    • Ctenophores
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    • Medusas de peine

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Northern Comb Jelly Beroe cucumis

Observer

dremsen

Date

September 4, 2014

Description

Collected three specimens while guys were diving for Spisula. Many Mnemiopsis leidyi in the water, some large. Beroe are more opaque and appear reddish. Even small one was quite distinct.

Identification corrections - one significant. See post from Dr. Sid Tamm

I spent a deelightful day with the 3 Beroe you caught.

Using the taxonomic markers of location/orientation of a mouth adhesive strip (if present) and the distribution pattern and tooth type/number of macrocilia (Tamm and Tamm (1991) Biol Bull 181, 463-473; Tamm and Tamm (1993) Zoomorph. 113, 79-89), as well as other features, the 2 larger Beroe are B. cucumis. But the fast small Beroe is B. forskali, which I have never seen here. B. forskali occurs off the west coast (FHL, Monterey Bay, etc) but I don't know of any records of it on the Atlantic coast--on either side.

If you don't find any records either, this could be a first sighting!

Photos / Sounds

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What

Venus' Girdle Cestum veneris

Observer

atakamara

Date

August 22, 2014 02:09 PM MDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Comb Jellyfishes Phylum Ctenophora

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

July 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Comb Jellies Phylum Ctenophora

Observer

knightericm

Date

May 28, 2014 05:33 PM CDT

Description

Sea walnut? There were a lot of them, each a little bigger than a golf ball

Photos / Sounds

What

sea walnut Pleurobrachia pileus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

June 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tdwyer00

Date

May 4, 2014 08:00 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tgosliner

Date

May 4, 2011 08:09 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

rebeccafay

Date

March 29, 2014 09:34 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Date

March 28, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Observer

leslie_flint

Date

March 25, 2014 09:37 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

tgosliner

Date

April 28, 2011

Description

found on the starfish Echinaster luzonicus

Photos / Sounds

What

Sea Gooseberries Genus Pleurobrachia

Observer

gbentall

Date

January 18, 2014 05:28 PM PST
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Description from Wikipedia

Ctenophora (/tɨˈnɒfərə/; singular ctenophore, /ˈtɛnəfɔr/ or /ˈtiːnəfɔr/; from the Greek κτείς kteis 'comb' and φέρω pherō 'carry'; commonly known as comb jellies) is a phylum of animals that live in marine waters worldwide. Their most distinctive feature is the "combs", groups of cilia they use for swimming, and they are the largest animals that swim by means of cilia – adults of various species range from a few millimeters to 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in size. Like cnidarians,...

No range data available.