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Mnemiopsis sp., Warty Comb Jelly. Bastique/GNU

[edit] The Comb Jellies

Comb Jellies and Sea Walnuts

Number of Living Species: 50.

Common Characteristics: delicate, nearly transparent, typically pelagic marine animals that drift in coastal and oceanic waters; bioluminescent.

Noteworthy Behaviors: propel themselves with eight rows of fused cilia or combs (the ctenes); predatory on other forms of plankton.

From: Reef Life by Denise Nielsen Tackett