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Phyllorhiza punctata   von Lendenfeld, 1884

Australian spotted jellyfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae | Mastigiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 3 m (Ref. 3264), usually 1 - 1 m (Ref. 3264).  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 60.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3021)

Short description Morphology

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.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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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Internet sources

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (23 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown