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Pelagia noctiluca   (ForsskÃ¥l, 1775)

purplestriped jelly

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae | Pelagiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 300 - 1400 m (Ref. 7705).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 9.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A holoplanktonic, oceanic and semi-cosmopolitan species (Ref. 19) inhabiting offshore warm waters (Ref. 813); non symbiotic but often appears in high numbers (Ref. 7694). Feeds on salps, doliolids, larvaceans, hydromedusae, ctenophores, chaetognaths, planktonic crustaceans and fish eggs (Ref. 2376). Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown