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Wednesday, March 14

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  2. page Thalassocalyce edited Thalassocalyce {Thalassocalyce_by_StillWater__.jpg} ... Name: Comb Jelly Class: Tentaculata …
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    Name: Comb Jelly
    Class: Tentaculata
    Order: Thalassocalycida
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    JellyClass: TentaculataOrder: ThalassocalycidaFamily: Thalassocalycidae
    The Thalassocalyce inconstans, also known as the comb jelly, has a body shaped like a bell and can be as long as 15 cm in diameter. Its mouth is a cone-shaped peduncle in which a pair of small tentacles hangs out from the sides. Thalassocalyce inconstans’ mouth hangs open wide enough to capture and eat zooplankton prey. The mouth then contracts when it has enough in its mouth.
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    a female.
    But like most jelly fish, Thalassocalyce inconstans must live in a stable water environment in which there are very little or no ocean turbulence and waves.
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  3. page Beroe edited Beroe {Beroe%20eating%20Mnemiopsis.jpg} ... Brown comb jelly Class: jellyClass: Nuda Ord…
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    Brown comb jelly
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    Order: Beroida
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    Order: BeroidaFamily: Beroidae
    The Beroe ovata, also known as the Brown Comb Jelly, has a barrel shaped body. Its body is reddish-brown to orange with rows of “combs” running along its body. This brown comb jelly fish weighs about 0.85 g and its body ranges in length from 10 to 120 mm. This organism uses cilia for movement and feeding.They have been found at depths ranging from just below the surface at 0.5 meters to 1719 meters below the surface. This means that Beroe ovata is capable of surviving in the epipelagic zone, mesopelagic zone, and the upper range of the bathypelagic zone. Basically, this means that the Brown Comb Jelly is able to live in areas where there is no sunlight at all. Beroe ovata naturally inhabits the Atlantic Ocean and coastal waters near both the United States and Canada as well as in the Gulf of Mexico and European waters.
    Beroe ovata primarily feeds on other ctenophores, including Bolinopsis infundibulum, Cestum veneris,Mnemiopsis leidyi, and various species of Ocyropsis.
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Tuesday, March 13

  1. page Bolinopsis edited Bolinopsis {bolinopsis.jpg} Class: TentaculataOrder: LobataFamily: Tentaculata Order: Lobata F…
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    Class: TentaculataOrder: LobataFamily:Tentaculata Order: Lobata Family: Bolinopsidae
    Bolinopsis infundibulum, another comb jelly, has a medium-sized, pear-shaped body. This comb jelly is completely transparent except for a few rare adults, who are milkish white in color. Its body has a length of about 15 cm and it swims with eight longitudinal combs. They can be found in the North Sea and occasionally in the Baltic Sea. These comb jellies are extremely fragile and will die if it experiences the slightest difference in habitat. The Bolinopsis infundibulum eats copepods and small crustaceans. Bolinopsis infundibulum funnels prey onto the mucous-covered lobes with the aid of ciliated structures known as auricles. Once captured, cilia transport the food to the mouth slit.
    But as normal, these jellies are preyed upon and especially by their own species: the Beroe. This comb jelly is the favored prey of the voracious ctenophore, Beroe.
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    the prey. Neis are transparent but can have a blue, orange, pink, or red coloration.
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  3. page Neis edited ... {neis.jpg} Class: Nuda Order: Beroida Family: Beroidae Neis often reach a The length of …
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    Class: Nuda Order: Beroida Family: Beroidae
    Neis often reach aThe length of the average Neis often reaches up to 30 centimetrescentimeters (12 in)
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    They can be found in Australian waters.

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  4. page Neis edited Neis cordigera {neis.jpg} Class: NudaOrder: BeroidaFamily: Nuda Order: Beroida Family: Beroid…
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    Class: NudaOrder: BeroidaFamily:Nuda Order: Beroida Family: Beroidae
    Neis often reach a length of up to 30 centimetres (12 in)
    Neis have a very large oral cavity, allowing them to swallow prey whole.
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  5. page Neis edited Neis cordigera {neis.jpg} Class: NudaOrder: BeroidaFamily: Beroidae
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