Spotted jelly

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Spotted jelly
Spotted-jellyfish-af.jpg
At the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomeae
Family: Mastigiidae
Genus: Mastigias
Species: M. papua
Binomial name
Mastigias papua
Lesson, 1830

The spotted jelly, lagoon jelly, golden medusa, or Papuan jellyfish (Mastigias papua) is a species of jellyfish from the Indo-Pacific. Instead of one single mouth, they have several smaller mouth openings in their oral arms, which are used to feed on zooplankton.[1]

They have a lifespan of approximately 4 months and are active primarily in mid-summer to early autumn.[2]

Video of Mastigias papua


Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "Spotted jelly". Monterey Bay Aquarium. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ (Japanese) "タコクラゲ". Shirahama Aquarium. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 

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