Animal of the day – 2/25/2011 – The Comb Jellyfish

Comb Jellyfish

The animal of the day is the Comb Jellyfish. (Did you know: Liars! They aren’t jellyfish at all! Comb ‘jellyfish’ are actually in the Phylum Ctenophora while true jellyfish are Cnidarians!

Comb Jellyfish live in the deep ocean, and actually are voracious predators. They attract prey using those phosphorescent lights. Their primary diet usually consists of microscopic plankton and zooplankton, however they also known to consume some young fish, larvae of other animals like crabs, clams and oysters, copepods, worms, small crustaceans and even some true Jellyfishes!

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3 thoughts on “Animal of the day – 2/25/2011 – The Comb Jellyfish

    • Actually, they’re not poisonous at all! Unlike jellyfish, they lack nematocytes! They pretty harmless to humans, their digestive juices however, a so powerful that their prey is halfway digested by the time it reaches their stomach!
      You may be thinking about box jellyfish, which are one of the most poisonous creatures out there!

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