(2 specie in Swedish waters)
Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum length: 16 cm.
Appearance: The jelly in comb jellies is more or less transparent,
while the characteristic channels and branching are light purple, or
somtimes brown to red. On the exterior of the oblong body, eight comb-rows
of fused cilia are situated.
These can shimmer with all the colours of the rainbow. Comb jellies
have no tentacles. The large mouth covers most of the end of the comb-jelly.
Compare with the sea-gooseberry and Bolinopsis
Depth: Sea-level to unknown depth.
Misc: Comb jellies eat sea-gooseberries and Bolinopsis infundibulum.
Certain fish, e.g. lump
sucker, are among those that eat comb jellies. Individual adults
can build both eggs and sperm. Fertilization takes place in the surrounding
water. Comb-jellies shine brightly when dark.
Classification: Comb jellies are members of the ctenophora group.
Comb jellies Other
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Laboratory, Strömstad, Sweden
| Martin Larsvik
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