Overview

Distribution

circum-(sub)tropical
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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Ecology

Habitat

Mesopelagic
  • 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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Epipelagic
  • 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 3 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 2 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0 - 138.58
  Temperature range (°C): 8.622 - 10.897
  Nitrate (umol/L): 11.592 - 26.169
  Salinity (PPS): 33.440 - 33.975
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.414 - 4.916
  Phosphate (umol/l): 1.288 - 2.161
  Silicate (umol/l): 14.084 - 34.422

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0 - 138.58

Temperature range (°C): 8.622 - 10.897

Nitrate (umol/L): 11.592 - 26.169

Salinity (PPS): 33.440 - 33.975

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.414 - 4.916

Phosphate (umol/l): 1.288 - 2.161

Silicate (umol/l): 14.084 - 34.422
 
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Wikipedia

Venus girdle

The Venus girdle, Cestum veneris, is a comb jelly in the family Cestidae. It is the only member of its genus, Cestum.[1]

Description[edit]

Venus girdles resemble transparent ribbons with iridescent edges. They may grow up to a metre in total length. Canals run the length of the ribbon which bioluminesce when disturbed. [2]

Distribution[edit]

This colonial animal is pelagic and is found in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide in midwater.[2]

Ecology[edit]

These animals swim horizontally using muscular contractions as well as the beating of the comb rows. The oral edge leads. They eat small crustaceans.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=106363 accessed 10 September 2013
  2. ^ a b c Wrobel D. & Mills C. 2003. Pacific Coast Pelagic Invertebrates: a guide to the common gelatinous animals. Sea Challengers. ISBN 0-930118-23-5
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