Mnemiopsis leidyi A. Agassiz, 1865
Tamara Shiganova and Vadim Panov
Last updated: November 2nd, 2006
Sea walnut, comb jelly.
Mnemiopsis gardeni L. Agassiz,1980
Mnemiopsis mccradyi Mayer,1900
A comb jelly, length up to 100 mm. The body is laterally compressed, it has four rows of small ciliated combs which are iridescent by day and may glow green by night. The colour is usually transparent or slightly milky and translucent. Feeds on holoplankton, meroplankton (larvae of benthic organisms), fish eggs and larvae.