Velamen parallelum
Class: Tentaculata
Order: Cestida
Family: Cestidae
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Valamen are species that have a transparent and colorless body, often which is no longer than 20 cm. They live in cosmopolitan areas, nearshore or around the surface waters of central California in the tropical waters. These ctenophores have distinct comb rows along their side, four being short and the other four being almost as long as the organism. These flat-bodied organisms have tentacles attached to their leading edge. In response to attacks or to a stimuli, they maneuver their bodies in a snake-like, wave-like motion to escape as quickly as possible. Cestids are fairly similar to lobates.


Almost interesting fact:
Some Velamen parallelum have a yellowish tint.
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