Mnemiopsis leidyi

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© Kondylatos, G. (HCMR)

Mnemiopsis leidyi (Agassiz, 1865)

Mnemiopsis have an oval-shaped and transparent lobed body, with four rows of ciliated combs that run along the body vertically and glow blue-green when disturbed. They have several feeding tentacles. Their body comprises 97% water. They have a maximum body length of roughly 7–12 cm and a diameter of 2.5 cm

Shiganova T, Mirzoyan Z, Studenkina E, Volovik S, Siokou-Frangou I, Zervoudaki S, Christou ED, Skirta A, Dumont H (2001) Population development of the invader ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in the Black sea and in other seas of the Mediterranean basin. Marine Biology 139: 431-445

Records of Mnemiopsis leidyi

Sites where Mnemiopsis leidyi has been recorded in the Hellenic Sea.

© Kondylatos, G. (HCMR)
© Kondylatos, G. (HCMR)

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