Checklist of ctenophorans (Phylum Ctenophora, Kingdom Animalia)
that live or potentially live in the ocean adjacent to Mount Desert Island

information combed from various sources by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 18 June 2010)

Species of Pollock (1998) are those that were reported as occurring between Cape Cod and Newfoundland (but not necessarily in the ocean waters surrounding Mount Desert Island). If they were not reported by Procter (1933), they need further examination and potential removal from this checklist.

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Class Order Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Tentaculata Cydippida Pleurobrachiidae Pleurobrachia pileus (Müller) sea grape Pollock (1998)
Nuda Beroida Beroidae Beroe cucumis Fabricius pink slipper comb jelly Pollock (1998)
Cyclocoela Lobata Bolinopsidae Bolinopsis infundibulum (Müller) northern comb jelly Procter (1933, p. 126.), Pollock (1998)

   Pollock, Leland W. 1998. A Practical Guide to the Marine Animals of Northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press; New Brunswick, New Jersey. (ISBN 0-8135-2398-2)
   Procter, William. 1933. Biological Survey of the Mount Desert Region, Part V. Philadelphia: The Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology.