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Rizostoma pulmo.jpg
Rhizostoma pulmo
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomeae
Family: Rhizostomatidae
Genus: Rhizostoma
Cuvier, 1800

Rhizostoma is a genus of medium to large rhizostomatid jellyfish found in the East Atlantic Ocean (North Sea and British Isles to South Africa) and Mediterranean Sea.[1][2][3]


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  2. ^ Kienberger, K.; and L. Prieto (2018). The jellyfish Rhizostoma luteum (Quoy & Gaimard, 1827): not such a rare species after all. Marine Biodiversity 48(3): 1455–1462. doi:10.1007/s12526-017-0637-z
  3. ^ Prieto, L.; A. Enrique-Navarro; R.L. Volsi; and M.J. Ortega (2018). The Large Jellyfish Rhizostoma luteum as Sustainable a Resource for Antioxidant Properties, Nutraceutical Value and Biomedical Applications. Mar. Drugs 16: 396. doi:10.3390/md16100396