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Sea Gooseberry

Pleurobrachia sp.


The cilia on the combs move, refracting light and making it appear that the jellyfish lights up.




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Machi 6 years ago

Thanks for your help. I figured jellyfish, especially small ones like these would be difficult to ID

Heather R
Heather R 6 years ago

It's definitely a comb jelly/sea gooseberry. I would say genus Pleurobrachia, but I cannot tell the species. It seems to be missing a tentacle.

Mary Alliston Butt
Mary Alliston Butt 6 years ago

I think it is a species of Comb Jelly (Ctenophora), though it is hard to tell which one.

Machi 6 years ago

Thank you James!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago


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South Portland, Maine, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2016
Submitted on May 31, 2016

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