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    • Ctenophora
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    • Comb Jellies
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Recent observations

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No photos or sounds

What

Common Comb Jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi

Observer

nationalaquarium

Date

November 10, 2014 09:55 AM EST

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Square

What

Comb Jellies Phylum Ctenophora

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

December 11, 2014

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Square

What

Comb Jellyfishes Phylum Ctenophora

Observer

marisa_a

Date

August 11, 2014 07:40 AM PDT

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Observer

dremsen

Date

November 13, 2014 10:11 AM EST

Description

Still seeing Beroe in the Sound and Bay. Big ones.

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Observer

harumkoh

Date

November 9, 2014 02:34 PM JST

Description

common in my area.
カブトクラゲ.
at Suma aquarium.

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Observer

dremsen

Date

October 30, 2014

Description

Collected more than 10 specimens while looking for Mnemopsis. Found only Beroe. Turned over to Sid Tamm.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

dremsen

Date

October 27, 2014

Description

Sid Tamm stopped me to show me two specimens he collected from Eel Pond dock. Noteworthy for date and species. Didn't have time to take photo but I noted both specimens as Beroe and Sid verified they were ovata.

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Square

What

Common Comb Jelly Mnemiopsis leidyi

Observer

faerthen

Date

September 21, 2014 09:17 AM PDT

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Observer

dremsen

Date

October 15, 2014

Place

Woods Hole (Google, OSM)

Description

Collected off yacht club beach.

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Square

Observer

shona_t

Date

September 29, 2012

Description

Sea gooseberry, Ctenophora pleurobrachia
Clusters drifting past jetty (closed, structure unsafe).
Why is there a sign here "Pohatu Marine Reserve" when the reserve is in Flea Bay?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

March 3, 2011

Description

I observed many Common Comb Jellies, Mnemiopsis leidyi, at University Beach, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas, Mar. 3, 2011.

I occasionally see this species at this location, but not as many as I saw that day. I also saw several Cannonball Jellyfish. It was probably after a windy day.

The photos are not very clear, but these are the common comb jellies. Although they may look like jellyfish, they are not related. In fact, they belong to a different phylum, Ctenophora.

Ctenophores are very cool to observe underwater because they produce amazing sparkling lights on the eight rows of ciliated combs as they beat continuously as its propulsion.

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!

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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.