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Deep-sea medusa
Image ID: 29645
Common Name: Deep-sea medusa
Scientific Name: Atolla vanhoffani
Location: Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean
Description: Resembling an exotic flower, the bioluminescent deep-sea jelly Atolla vanhoeffeni is abundant throughout the world ocean at depths of 500 to over 1000 metres. The dark pigmented central stomach prevents light escaping from ingested bioluminescent prey. The stomach is encircled by 8 prominent orange gonads.
Keywords: Jellyfish, medusa, Atolla, Coelenterata, Cnidaria, Coronatae, Scyphomedusae, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean, bioluminescence, deep, sea, abyss, ocean, deepsea, deepwater, oceanic, pelagic, deep-sea, deep-ocean, mesopelagic, abyssal, plankton, bioluminescent
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