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The Bloodybelly Comb Jelly (Lampocteis).
The Bloodybelly Comb Jelly (Lampocteis).
The bloodybelly comb jelly swims by wiggling hundreds of tiny paddles that resemble the teeth on a comb. Its red belly conceals the glowing animals it swallows, which could otherwise make the jelly a target for predators.
The bloodybelly comb jelly swims by wiggling hundreds of tiny paddles that resemble the teeth on a comb. Its red belly conceals the glowing animals it swallows, which could otherwise make the jelly a target for predators.


Physical Characters

The body color of the bloodybelly comb jelly ranges from pale to deep purple, to deep red and sometimes black. Like other comb jellies, it propels itself by moving paddlelike organs, called combs, which are composed of hundreds of cilia. These are having size upto 4.5 inches (12 cm).

The bloodybelly is a fragile comb jelly that wasn't discovered until scientists were able to use submersibles to make direct observations of deep sea animals.


Distribution

Mostly these are distributed in midwater (2,297-3,281 feet, or 700-1,000 meters).

INTERESTING FACTS
  • Ironically, at the depths where the bloodybelly lives, it’s nearly invisible to predators. In the darkness of the deep sea, animals that are red appear black and blend into the dark background.







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