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Chrysaora fuscescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Pelagiidae
Genus: Chrysaora
Péron & Lesueur, 1810

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  • Dactylometra Agassiz, 1862
  • Kuragea Kishinouye, 1902
Sea Nettle

Chrysaora (common name sea nettle) is a genus of jellyfish in the family Pelagiidae.[1] The origin of the genus name Chrysaora lies in Greek mythology with Chrysaor, brother of Pegasus and son of Poseidon and Medusa. Translated, Chrysaor means "he who has a golden armament."[2]


There are 15 recognized species in the genus Chrysaora:[1]

Invalid species names[edit]

  • Chrysaora blossevillei Lesson 1830 [nomen dubium]
  • Chrysaora caliparea (Reynaud 1830) [species inquirenda][3]
  • Chrysaora depressa (Kishinouye 1902) [accepted as Chrysaora melanaster Brandt 1838]
  • Chrysaora kynthia Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][3]
  • Chrysaora southcotti Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [accepted as Chrysaora pentastoma Péron & Lesueur, 1810][3]
  • Chrysaora wurlerra Gershwin & Zeidler 2008 [nomen dubium][3]


  1. ^ a b Cornelius, P. (2004). "Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810" World Register of Marine Species, accessed 2018-01-21
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-12. Retrieved 2011-07-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ a b c d Morandini, André C.; Marques, Antonio C. (2010). "Revision of the genus Chrysaora Péron & Lesueur, 1810 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2464: 1–97 – via ResearchGate.