• Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Ctenophora
  • Class: Tentaculata
  • Order: Lobata
  • Family: Bolinopsidae
  • Scientific name: Bolinopsis infundibulum
  • Norwegian: lobemanet

B. infundibulum may be confused with M. leidyi. The most distinct difference is the position of the oral lobes (2) relative to the balance organ (statocyst) (1).


The pear shaped body is transparent. Maximum length is 16 cm. It swims in the mouth's direction, guiding food directly into the digestion system.


Can be found on any depth and location where current may bring it.


It is common in the entire North Atlantic Ocean, including the coastal waters of North Europe.