Ptychogena spp.

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San Diego to Bering Sea, Arctic.
Generally found in deep waters.
50-90 mm bell diameter, as adults.
Useful Facts or Characters: 
Umbrella with 300-500 tentancles and the same number of cordyli.


Natural History: 

Rare along southern and central Californian coasts. Two different species have been collected in this area.


Carlton, J.T.E. (ed.) (2007) The Light and Smith Manual.  Intertidal Invertebrates from Central California to Oregon, 4th edition.  University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.

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