Maine Biota Project

Comb Jellies of Maine

(Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Ctenophora)

Below is a working list of Maine’s comb jellies. Species attributed to Pollock (1998) are those that were reported as occurring between Cape Cod and Newfoundland.
Class Order Family Genus Species Authority Common Name Sources (full citations given below this table)
Tentaculata Cydippida Pleurobrachiidae Pleurobrachia pileus (Müller) sea gooseberry DMC; Pollock (1998)
Nuda Nuda Beroidae Beroe cucumis Fabricius pink slipper comb jelly DMC; Pollock (1998)
Cyclocoela Lobata Bolinopsidae Bolinopsis infundibulum (Müller) northern comb jelly DMC; Pollock (1998); Procter (1933, p. 126.)

DMC = Darling Marine Center website ( accessed 11 August 2020.
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.