This dramatic ctenophore lives near the bottom at depths around 1000 meters. It has not yet been named by scientists. Although it looks conspicuously colored when illuminated, there is practically no red light in its habitat, so red is as good as black. When disturbed, this species releases bioluminescent material into the water, causing a confusing swarm of sparkling lights. Notice also the darkly pigmented gut which masks the luminescence of its prey. (Length >15 cm)

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