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Mnemiopsis leidyi (Leidy's comb jelly)

Synonyms: Mnemiopsis mccradyi

Wikipedia Abstract

The warty comb jelly or sea walnut (Mnemiopsis leidyi) is a species of tentaculate ctenophore (comb jelly), originally native to the western Atlantic coastal waters. Three species have been named in the genus Mnemiopsis, but they are now believed to be different ecological forms of a single species M. leidyi by most zoologists.
View Wikipedia Record: Mnemiopsis leidyi

Invasive Species

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Water Biome [1]  Pelagic, Coastal, Brackish Water
Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore

Prey / Diet


Beroe ovata (Beroe's egg comb jelly)[2]
Chrysaora quinquecirrha (sea nettle)[2]
Patagonotothen ramsayi (Longtail Southern cod)[2]
Schroederichthys bivius (Narrowmouthed catshark)[2]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[3]


Parasitized by 
Opechona pyriforme <Unverified Name>[4]

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Yick, Jonah L., Adam Barnett, and Sean R. Tracey. "The trophic ecology of two abundant mesopredators in south-east coastal waters of Tasmania, Australia." Marine Biology 159.6 (2012): 1183+. Academic OneFile. Web. 14 July 2014.
4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2020-03-21; License: CC BY 4.0