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Comb jelly



Category: Invertebrates



This phylum of animals inhabits marine waters worldwide. They are named for their distinctive rows of cilia, or combs, that they use swimming – they are actually the largest organism in the world that uses cilia for locomotion. They possess a decentralized nerve net rather than a brain and display a wide range of body forms –for example, coastal species have sturdy bodies that are able to withstand constant buffeting by waves while some open-ocean species are so fragile it is difficult to collect them for study.



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Ctenophora
Class - Tentaculata
Class - Nuda
Class - Scleroctenophora

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