Oceania armata, stalked nematocyst clusters of the mouth margin
Description Microphotograph of mouth rim (stained preparation, specimen MHNG-INE-34178 Natural History Museum of Geneva), from Villefranche-sur-Mer, France.
Note: The length of the pedicels of the nematocyst clusters is variable, it can be shorter than shown in this specimen. However, it is always clear that the nematocyst clusters are separated from the manubrium rim, unlike in Turritopsis where they are on the mouth rim.
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added on 2014-03-11216 viewsWoRMS taxa Oceania Péron & Lesueur, 1810checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-03-11 Turritopsis McCrady, 1857checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-03-11 Oceania armata Kölliker, 1853checked Schuchert, Peter 2014-03-11
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Camera Maker: Nikon
Camera Model: DS-L1-5M
Original Time Taken: 2014:03:10 13:41:16
Time Digitized: 2014:03:10 13:41:16
Shutter Speed: 1/60 sec
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Original Width: 1938 pixels
Original Height: 1863 pixels
Orientation: 1: Normal (0 deg)