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  • Ctenphora which is Greek for comb bearers are most commonly known as comb jellies.

  • Ctenophores are known for having eight "comb rows" which are fused cilia that travel along the sides of the organism.




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  • Ctenophores do not have any skeletal parts or teeth yet they have been able to survive quite well without it.
  • Unlike "true jellies" ctenophores do not have any stinging nematocysts
  • To capture prey ctenophores have developed other strategies such as sticky tentacles or oral lobes.



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  • Ctenophores are strictly carnivorous and prey on a wide array of planktonic animals.
  • About 90 species inhabit all types of marine environments. .




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