Moon jelly

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The moon jelly is any jellyfish of the genus Aurelia, especially A. aurita and A. labiata. They are common to the waters off California, Japan, the East Coast of the United States as well as Europe. The animal can be large (up to 15 cm across), translucent and often considered beautiful for the patterns of color within its body. It feeds by stinging small medusans, plankton and mollusks with its tentacles and bringing them into its body for digestion, but is capable of only limited motion; like other jellies it drifts with the current.(Aurelia aurita)