During a decade of submersible dives, over 40 new species of ctenophores
have been discovered, nearly doubling the number of species known in this quintessentially pelagic phylum.
BENTHIC FEEDING BEHAVIOR IN THE COASTAL LOBATE CTENOPHORE
Differential ingestion and digestion of bivalve larvae by the scyphozoan Chrysaora quinquecirrha and the ctenophore
ROVs support research ranging from studies of undersea landslides caused by the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the behavior of delicate gelatinous animals like ctenophores and the distribution of cold-seep communities in the bay.
We call it the rabbit-ear ctenophore because of those two long projections.
pacificus, ctenophores, larvaceans and pteropods ([E.
in their gut contents, and their consumption of ctenophores.
hispidus were observed pursuing and nipping at lobate ctenophores
, Mnemiopsis leidyi (Fig.
Size-dependent predation on marine fish larvae by ctenophores
, scyphomedusae and planktivorous fish.
3) All invertebrate zooplankters are considered potential age-0 pollock prey except cnidarians, ctenophores
, siphonophores, and larval shrimps and crabs.
Predation mortality of bay anchovy Anchoa mitchilli eggs and larvae due to scyphomedusae and ctenophores
in Chesapeake Bay.
The remainder of the catch consisted of shrimp (15-20%), horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus) and blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) (15-58%), and miscellaneous invertebrates such as ctenophores
, portunid crabs, sponges, and gastropods (<25%).
PARASITIC AMOEBAE OF THE CTENOPHORE