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Tentaculata
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Mertensia ovum
Scientific classification
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Tentaculata
Orders

Cestida
Cydippida
Lobata
Platyctenida

Tentaculata is a class of comb jellies. The common feature of this class is a pair of long, feathery, contractile tentacles, which can be retracted into specialised ciliated sheaths. In some species, the primary tentacles are reduced and they have smaller, secondary tentacles. The tentacles have colloblasts, which are sticky-tipped cells that trap small prey.

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