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Are comb jellies cnidarians?

Comb jellies belong to a small phylum that is closely related to the cnidarians. They are radially symmetrical, much like a cnidarian sandpiper, and their bodies are mostly water. They also capture their prey in a similar way with tentacles.



How are comb jellies and cnidarians different?

The combs act as tiny oars propelling the comb jelly along the water. Many microscopic organisms such as bacteria also use cilia for swimming. However, comb jelly is the largest animal to do so. They are equipped with sticky cells (colloblasts), and unlike jellyfish, their tentacles don't sting.

Bioluminescence is also possible in comb jellies. Ctenophore, a tiny and beautiful creature, is also known as comb jellies. They are also known as comb jelly and use eight rows of cilia to move. Some comb jelly species, like many animals in deep sea, make their own light, known as bioluminescence. All comb jellies can be considered carnivores.

Correspondingly, why is comb jelliesn't cnidarian-friendly?

Because of their clear, gelatinous appearance, comb jelly can be mistaken for jellyfish. The comb jelly comes from the Ctenophora family, while the jellyfish is from the Coelenterate phylum (Cnidaria), which includes hydroids and sea anemones.

Which phylum are comb jelly in?

Phylum Ctenophora