There are very few reports of this bathypelagic ctenophore Bathyctena because it is typically found deeper than 2000 meters. This particular specimen was trawled with a special net designed by James Childress. The yellow spots along the body are sources of bioluminescence which are released into the water when the animal is disturbed. Also note the pigmented gut which helps block the glowing of organisms which it has eaten. (Length approx. 5 cm)

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