Comb jelly [Mnemiopsis leidyi]

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Comb jelly [Mnemiopsis leidyi]
Size: 4 inches long; body width is about half the length.
Habitat: Coastal temperate waters of North and South America; introduced into the Black, Caspian and Mediterranean Seas.
Fun Fact: Tiny beating hairlike cilia propel these jellies in a smooth motion. Light passing between the cilia is diffracted into a shimmering rainbow.

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