Hormiphora plumosa
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Ctenophora
Class: Tentaculata
Order: Cydippida
Family: Pleurobrachiidae
Genus: Hormiphora
Species: Hormiphora plumosa

  • They are transparent and have a pear shaped body.
  • The narrow side is the oral end while the broad end is called the arboal pole.
  • It has two contractile tentacles on opposite ends and have adhesive cells upon the them.
  • Unique characteristic is that they have eight equidistant rows.
  • The free ends of the comb cilia that attach to the rows vibrate to propel the animal through water.
  • Has a jelly like consistency.
  • Hormiphora is a free pelagic animal. It is a feeble swimmer and is carried by tides and currents.
  • Storms may drive them as a swarm onto beaches and bays.
  • Hormiphora plumosa is found mainly in the Mediterranean yet they are also cosmopolitan.
  • They are all around the world.
  • This comb jelly is carnivorous.
  • Hormiphora plumosa reproduce only sexually.

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