Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 9.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2376)
Pelagic; depth range 300 - 1400 m (Ref. 7705)
Climate / Range
Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and Pacific Ocean.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)