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  • Ctenophores


    Use your mouse to magnify this ctenophore, Beroe.  It has 8 rows of ctenes (also called "comb rows") along its body. It also has a very large mouth (bottom left) for eating zooplankton, including other ctenophores! Mouse over the thumbnail images below to see a description of ctenophore body structures, then click the images to see the photomicrographs in more detail.  You can use these images for our educational module Ctenophore Structures and Their Functions

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    • apical sense organ and statolith.JPG
    • ctenes4.JPG
    • tentacle and gut.JPG
    • mnemiopsis.JPG
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