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An anthomedusan jellyfish with a bright red subumbrella, so far reported from boreal to sub-boreal waters in the North Pacific and North Atlantic, and also from the Southern Ocean. In Japan, living at depths between 450-1000m. During the polyp phase of its life cycle it attaches to swimming pteropod snails inhabiting surface waters. With ocean acidification caused by rising carbon dioxide levels, such snail shells will become harder to secrete, thereby impacting deep sea ecosystems through a run-on effect.

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