Aurelia labiata

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Aurelia labiata
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Aurelia labiata at the Vienna Zoo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Ulmaridae
Genus: Aurelia
Species: A. labiata
Binomial name
Aurelia labiata
Linnaeus, 1758
Aurelia labiata in the Vienna Zoo

Aurelia labiata is a species of Moon Jellyfish in the genus Aurelia. It is a cnidarian of the Ulmaridae family. It is known to be larger than Aurelia aurita.


Aurelia labiata typically range in the northern Pacific Ocean. Their range stretches from the west coast of California to the eastern coast of Japan. They are known to swarm in large numbers, sometimes with their relatives Aurelia aurita.


Aurelia labiata are known to be fed upon by other cnidarians such as Phacellophora camtschatica and Cyanea capillata. Like many jellyfish, they are also consumed by sea turtles which are immune to their stings.[1]


  1. ^ Graham, T.R.; Harvey, J.T. (2010). "The acoustic identification and enumeration of scyphozoan jellyfish, prey for leatherback sea turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), off central California". ICES Journal of Marine Science. 67 (8): 1739–1948. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq112. 
  • Dawson, Michael N (2003). "Macro-morphological variation among cryptic species of the moon jellyfish, Aurelia (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)". Marine Biology 143 (2): 369–379. doi:10.1007/s00227-003-1070-3.
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  • Arai, Mary Needler. A Functional Biology of Scyphozoa. London: Chapman and Hall. pp. 68–206.