Beroe abyssicola

Author: Mortensen, 1927


General: Body cylindrical in shape and distinguished by darkly pigmented gut, which varies in color from pink to deep red.

Size: To 7 cm total length.

Reproduction: Hermaphroditic with holoplanktonic lifecycle.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to Central California.

Habitat description: Epipelagic and mesopelagic.

Additional Information

Color: Pink to deep red to purple.

Diet: Ctenophores.

Looks like: Beroe cucumis.

Key visual features: Paragastric canals are branched with diverticula and color is deeper red than Beroe cucumis. Deep dwelling.


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Mills, C.E. and S.H.D. Haddock (2007). Ctenophores. pp. 189-199, with 5 plates. In Light and Smith's Manual: Intertidal Invertebrates of the Central California Coast. Fourth Edition (J.T. Carlton, editor). University of California Press, Berkeley.

Wrobel, D. and C.E. Mills (1998). Pacific coast pelagic invertebrates: a guide to the common gelatinous animals. Sea Challengers & Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA. 101 pp.

Mortensen, T. (1927). Papers from Dr. Th. Mortensen's Pacific Expedition, 1914–16, XXXIX, Two New Ctenophores. Videnskabelige Meddelelser-Dansk Naturhistorisk Forening I Kobenhavn. 83: 277–288.

Citation: Beroe abyssicola (Mortensen, 1927) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-19.
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