BanglaHunt Desk: Indian Ocean has been banned from being the longest animal in the world. It is reported that the Schmidt Ocean Institute discovered a siphonophore that could possibly become the world's longest animal. Since sharing that video on Twitter, viraling has begun.
On Twitter the company captioned the video, check out this beautiful * giant * siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition. It seems likely that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and strange UFO-like feeding posture. (See this # * monster * recorded on the Siphonophore's Apollemia #Ningaloo Canyons expedition. This sample is probably the largest and strangest UFO-national food breach ever recorded).
Check out this beautiful * giant * siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition. It seems likely that this specimen is the largest ever recorded, and strange UFO-like feeding posture. Thanks @Caseywdunn for info @wamuseum @GeoscienceAus @CurtinUni @Scripps_Ocean pic.twitter.com/QirkIWDu6S
– Schmidt Ocean (@SchmidtOcean) April 6, 2020
Relatively, the hydrozoan sequence, a type of marine organism of the Cindyaria phylum, in the Siphonophorai (Greek siphon 'tube' + ferrain 'to bear'). According to the World Register of Marine Specifics, there are 175 species in the sequence.
Although siphonophore may appear as a separate organism, each specimen is in fact a midsize and polypoid zoo that is morphologically and functionally specialized colonial organism. Zoos are a multifunctional unit that develops from single fertilized eggs and mixes to produce functional colonies capable of reproducing, digesting, floating, maintaining body position and using jet propulsion. Most colonies have long, thin, transparent floors that live in the Pelagic region.
Like other hydrozoans, some siphonophores emit light to attract and attack the victim. Many sea creatures produce blue and green bioluminescence, the only second life form of siphonophore that is available to produce red light (the first is the scaleless dragonfish Chirostomias pliopterus).
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