Deepest comb jellyfish
Last updated: October 2, 2017 at 1:44 am
The deepest comb jellyfish—and ctenophore—ever found was observed at a depth of 7,217 m (23,455 ft) in the Ryukyu Trench near Japan. It was filmed by the ROV Kaiko in April 2002.
Lindsay, D.J. and H. Miyake, 2007. A Novel Benthopelagic Ctenophore from 7217m depth in the Ryukyu Trench, Japan, with notes on the taxonomy of deep sea cydippids. Plankton Benthos Res 2(2): 98-102.
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