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Re: Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) Polyps


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Posted by Merry on February 11, 2011 at 11:06:32:

In Reply to: Phacellophora camtschatica (Fried Egg Jelly) Polyps posted by Chris on February 11, 2011 at 09:58:57:

Terrific find, Chris! This is a wonderful example of how the life cycles of the various Cnidarian "jellies" are complex and equally fascinating. The next step is that the polyp's feeding tentacles will be assimilated and medusae are released. The tiny, disc-shaped medusae grow into the magnificent adults we see.

Thank you for the ID - we couldn't figure out what these were, and certainly had never seen them before.



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