Sea walnut

Beroe ovata

Family Beroidae - comb jellies

Bell gelatinous, transparent, bell-shaped, flattened and wide at the oral end; not firm, very fragile; color pinkish to brownish; 8 rows of tiny cilia (short moving hair-like structures) from top of bell to oral opening; no tentacles, doesn't sting.
Similar Species
It's bell-shaped body flattened at the oral end and the radiating rows of cilia distinguish this ctenophore.
Gulf and bay
Maximum Size
11.5 cm (4 1/2 in)
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