Ctenophores at the Hawaii-2 Observatory

Observed in video surveys (ROV Jason in 1998 and 1999 and ROV JasonII in 2003 and 2004) and/or camera sled/otter trawl transects (in 2003)

 

These classifications are best guesses and subject to change.  Classification was checked first with Tree of Life and then with European Register of Marine Species in June 2006.
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Class, Order
Family
Genus, species
Common Name
Filename Prefix
Type Photo
Benthic or Pelagic?
Lobata

Not determined Lobate ctenophore
cte_1
lobate
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Pelagic
Beroida

Not determined Beroid ctenophore
cte_2
beroid
Pelagic
Cydippida

Not determined Cydippid ctenophore
cte_3
cydippid
Pelagic

Total number of types of ctenophores identified: 3, all pelagic.

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Page updated 16 June 2006 by Stace Beaulieu (stace@whoi.edu)