Neoturris brevicornis (Murbach and Shearer, 1902)
Suborder Athecata (Anthomedusae)
|Neoturris brevicornis, about 2 cm diameter, Collected from Rosario Strait|
|(Photo by: Dave Cowles, August 2010)|
How to Distinguish from Similar Species: Catablema multicirrata has a similar shape and many tentacles but the apex of the bell usually has a large, bulbous projection and it doesn't have orange on it.
Geographical Range: North Pacific (Bering Sea to Monterey Bay), Arctic, and North Atlantic oceans.
Biology/Natural History: The polyp
stage is unknown for this species. Very little seems to be known
about its biology.
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Wrobel and Mills, 1998
General Notes and Observations: Locations, abundances, unusual behaviors:
can be seen in this closeup.
Rosario Invertebrates web site provided courtesy of Walla Walla University