Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 60.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3021)
Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 3264), usually 1 - 1 m (Ref. 3264)
Climate / Range
Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean.
Typically bluish-brown with numerous evenly distributed opaque white spots. Has eight thick transparent branching oral arms with large brown bundles of stinging cells at the end.
Swims near the surface in murky waters near estuaries in harbors and embayments (Ref. 3248). 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 (23 of 100)