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The pelagic animal game

Discussion in 'Name that Critter' started by smellzlikefish, May 24, 2015.

  1. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    Ding ding!

    Venus girdles, aka Cestum veneris, are ctenophores (comb jellies). They eat small crustaceans such as copepods and can swim in an undulating fashion to get away from threats.

    Next one:

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  2. vincent54

    vincent54 Solo Diver

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  3. smellzlikefish

    smellzlikefish Marine Scientist

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    So close! It is a hydrozoan known as a narcomedusa. While hydroids are known for a prolonged polyp stage, narcomedusa do not usually have a polyp stage at all.

    Let's try another one.

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