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ctenophore

any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, including the sea gooseberries, that moves by means of comb rows of cilia. They are sometimes classified with the COELENTERATES but more usually given the status of a phylum.
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We also did not evaluate how energetically important Ctenophora may be to their "sampler" fish, particularly with respect to other prey items.
Later Ediacaran soft-bodied biota may have been sessile comb jellies (Phylum Ctenophora).
Thirty-four holoplankton taxa belong to Ctenophora (Mnemiopsis leidyi A.
We studied swimming behavior of the comb jelly Mnemiopsis mccradyi (Phylum Ctenophora) subjected to the altered gravitational forces generated by NASA's KC-135 aircraft.
Instead, it belongs to the Ctenophora, a family of planktonic animals that depend on tiny cilia to paddle feebly about.
Students of comparative mentality unabashedly and ludicrously ask, "How far down the animal kingdom does learning extend?" Volume 1 of Hyman's celebrated treatise on the invertebrates is entitled "Protozoa through Ctenophora" (my emphasis) - as if the phyla exist along an ordinal scale such that everybody knows which groups sit "between" Protozoa and Ctenophora.
A newly acclimated species in the Black Sea: ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyei (Ctenophora: Lobata).
Isolated records of Hc in single species of Porifera (Amphimedon queenslandica), Hemichordata (Saccoglossus kowalevski), and Ctenophora (Mnemiopsis leidyi) (Martfn-Duran et al., 2013) have been reported.
The researchers also said that Dendogramma could be related to the jellyfish group of animals called Cnidaria or to another group called Ctenophora. Stinging cells usually define the jellyfish and tentacles Ctenophora, but the Dendogramma lacks both.
Salmon often demonstrated strongly positive or negative selection for specific prey types: copepods were far more abundant in the zooplankton than in the diet, whereas Insecta, Araneae, Cephalapoda, Teleostei, and Ctenophora were more abundant in the diet than in the plankton.