ctenophora defined in 1951 yearctenophora - ctenophora;
ctenophora - Comb-jellies, sea-gooseberries, Venus girdle, etc. Sub-phylum of Goelenterata (sometimes considered distinct phylum). Without thread cells; body neither polyp nor medusa; move by cilia fused in rows forming 'combs' or 'ctenes'; no vegetative reproduction; no sedentary phase. Compare with: Cnidaria.
near ctenophora in Knolik
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