Tentaculata | Lobata
Cairns, S.D., D.R. Calder, A. Brinckmann-Voss, C.B. Castro, D.G. Fautin, P.R. Pugh, C.E. Mills, W.C. Jaap, M.N. Arai, S.H.D. Haddock and D.M. Opresko. 2003. (Ref. 1663)
Size / Weight / Age
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 200 m (Ref. 2376)
Climate / Range
Eastern Pacific: Canada and USA.
Largest and delicate species of shallow lobates; swims slowly and horizontally during feeding, folding its folds into a tube and bringing the prey using its oral tentacles into its mouth; feeds on copepods and other small zooplankton (Ref. 2376). Members of the phylum Ctenophora are hermaphroditic. Life cycle: Eggs develop into planktonic juveniles called cydippid and later gradually adopt the form of adults (Ref. 833).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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