Aurelia aurita

Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758)

Common Names

Moon jellyfish

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Overview

Description

Body clear, often with purple canals and tentacles.

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Description

Morphology

Umbrella flattened; the center of the subumbrella carries a mouth proboscis with 4 long feeding tentacles. The edge of the disk carries numerous short tentacles and 8 rhopalia. Canals of the gastric system are branched, often with anastamosi.

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Size

Diameter up to 30-40 mm.

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Taxonomy

  • Aurelia coerulea von Lendenfeld 1884 (synonym)

References

Gaevskaya,(ed.). N. S. (1948).  Opredelitel' Fauny i Flory Severnyh Morey SSSR. Moskva: Sovetskaya Nauka.