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How do ctenophores move?

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Ctenophores are characterized by 8 ciliated rows used for locomotion. These cilia are stacked to look like a comb or "ctene". Therefore their name means comb bearer. They beat these ciliated rows in the water to propel themselves. However, they are subject to tides and winds.

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