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Related to Ctenophores: phylum Ctenophora, Comb jellies
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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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Pelagic cnidarians and ctenophores as predators: selective predation, feeding rates, and effects on prey populations.
The remaining 5% of the zooplankton community was composed of cladocerans, ostracods, doliolids, polychaete larvae, medusae, fish eggs, ctenophores, salps, cephalopod paralarvae, bivalves, isopods, appendicularians, pyrosomes, mysiids, heteropods and echinoderms larvae, stomatopods and cirripeds.
That ctenophores appear to have diverged earlier than placozoans and, possibly, also poriferans, came as a surprise because ctenophores appear to be much more complex (Ryan et al.
Until now, biologists have thought of comb jellies, or ctenophores, as soft bodied, so the fossils reveal an "unexpected lost history," Ou says.
1) and ctenophores at the NW portion of the island (13[degrees]22'47.
These fossils have also been assigned by some workers to a group of modern cnidarians (the "sea pens") or to ctenophores.
They also decoded gene activity of nine additional species of ctenophores -- the scientific name for comb jellies.
Ctenophores collected by gentle plankton net tows were transported to the laboratory within 12 hours.
The results also show that critical cell types, like neurons and muscle cells, were either lost multiple times during evolution or evolved independently in the ctenophores.
The mesopelagic fauna also includes many kinds of squid, krill, and siphonophores and ctenophores (jellyfish-like animals), as well as worms, sea butterflies, and larvae that comprise the DSL zooplankton.
My mystery organisms range from ctenophores to the obscure solar powered sea slugs which steal chloroplasts from their algal food source.