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Biology

colonial, free medusae
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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Aequorea macrodactyla is a hydromedusa with a flat, transparent bell and numerous radial canals. Diameter up to 10 cm. Species of Aequorea prey on other gelatinous zooplankton. All are bioluminescent, and the original source of Green Fluorescent Protein.

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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 13 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 10 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 15 - 4963
  Temperature range (°C): 1.802 - 22.575
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.666 - 37.225
  Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 36.323
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.430 - 5.382
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 2.654
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.297 - 152.509

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Depth range (m): 15 - 4963

Temperature range (°C): 1.802 - 22.575

Nitrate (umol/L): 0.666 - 37.225

Salinity (PPS): 34.440 - 36.323

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.430 - 5.382

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.092 - 2.654

Silicate (umol/l): 1.297 - 152.509
 
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