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Mnemiopsis leidyi

A. Agassiz, 1865


Andrey Nekrasov comb (Mnemiopsis leidyi) - Black sea, Ukraine Nikon D30+60mm macro, Sea&Sea + Subtronik MEGA, F16, 1|125

Giorgio Cavallaro Uwp http://www.uwphotographers.net/2013/05/uwp-andrey-nekrasov.html

Message posted on UWphotographers on 23 Sep 2013
Jerzy Abramowicz Mnemiopsis leidyi Common Name: Sea Walnut, Comb Jelly; Alien species in the Baltic Sea SONY DSC-W7 makro, 1 / 40 f 8 Azon video light

Ken Thongpila Very nice.. I feel like looking at something from space...

Jerzy Abramowicz = ALIEN :-)

Valerie Dawn amazing!

Message posted on Underwater Macro Photographers on 27 Oct 2011
Erling Svensen Do any of you know if these "worms" are food for the Bolinopsis, or do you thing that they are some kind of parasites?

Marco Faasse The American ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi may be infested by larvae of the sea anemone Edwardsiella lineata: http://www.sciencemadecool.com/2008/05/friday-parasite.html

Marco Faasse Likewise, larvae of the European anemone Peachia cylindrica live in hydromedusae (and perhaps ctenphores?).

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 07 Dec 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Ctenophora (Phylum)
    Tentaculata (Class)
      Cyclocoela (Subclass)
        Lobata (Order)
          Bolinopsidae (Family)
            Mnemiopsis (Genus)
              Mnemiopsis leidyi (Species)
Associated Species