Members of the phylum Ctenophora, the Comb Jellies, resemble the phylum Cnidaria in being radially symmetrical, having just two layers of cells, the ectoderm and the endoderm, and having a blind gut with only one opening.
Comb Jellies
Article by Wim van Egmond on the sea gooseberries with many photographs of the Ctenophore, Pleurobrachia pileus.
Ctenophore Egg
Photomicrograph of an egg of a species of comb jelly showing the early development of the larva.
Introduction to the Ctenophora
Introduction to the Ctenophora, otherwise known as "comb jellies" "sea gooseberries" or "Venus's girdles."
Sea Gooseberry: Pleurobrachia pileus
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Venus's Girdle
Article by William Amos on his sighting of the meter-long comb jelly, Cestum, while diving and about ctenophores in general and their place in the animal kingdom.

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