Ctenophora


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Related to Ctenophora: Platyhelminthes
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Noun1.Ctenophora - comb jelliesCtenophora - comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
comb jelly, ctenophore - biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb
class Nuda, Nuda - ctenophores lacking tentacles; comprises one genus: beroe
class Tentaculata, Tentaculata - ctenophores have retractile tentacles
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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The researchers also said that Dendogramma could be related to the jellyfish group of animals called Cnidaria or to another group called Ctenophora.
Salmon often demonstrated strongly positive or negative selection for specific prey types: copepods were far more abundant in the zooplankton than in the diet, whereas Insecta, Araneae, Cephalapoda, Teleostei, and Ctenophora were more abundant in the diet than in the plankton.
Instead, it belongs to the Ctenophora, a family of planktonic animals that depend on tiny cilia to paddle feebly about.