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Overview

Brief Summary

Biology

only medusae, direct development
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Comprehensive Description

Description

Body clear or bright red in color. The surface of the subumbrella strongly iridescent.

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Distribution

cosmopolitan
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Found near Spitzbergen, as well as in the Bering Sea and Sea of Okhotsk

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Physical Description

Morphology

The ex-umbrella is covered by 32 meridional ridges. Velum is wide. The edge of the umbrella carries 64 tentacles and 64 statocysts. Gonads extend throughout the entire length of the radial canals.

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Size

Height up to 19 mm.

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Ecology

Habitat

Bathypelagic
  • Census of Marine Zooplankton, 2006. NOAA Ship Ronald H Brown, deployment RHB0603, Sargasso Sea. Peter Wiebe, PI. Identifications by L. Bercial, N. Copley, A. Cornils, L. Devi, H. Hansen, R. Hopcroft, M. Kuriyama, H. Matsuura, D. Lindsay, L. Madin, F. Pagè
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Depth range based on 152 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 149 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 4267.5
  Temperature range (°C): -1.254 - 11.247
  Nitrate (umol/L): 11.691 - 44.046
  Salinity (PPS): 33.694 - 35.822
  Oxygen (ml/l): 0.428 - 8.070
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.702 - 3.290
  Silicate (umol/l): 5.002 - 214.365

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Depth range (m): 0 - 4267.5

Temperature range (°C): -1.254 - 11.247

Nitrate (umol/L): 11.691 - 44.046

Salinity (PPS): 33.694 - 35.822

Oxygen (ml/l): 0.428 - 8.070

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.702 - 3.290

Silicate (umol/l): 5.002 - 214.365
 
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General Ecology

Ecology

Deep water form.

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