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Phyllorhiza punctata   von Lendenfeld, 1884

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

Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae | Mastigiidae

Main reference References | Biblio | Coordinator | Collaborators

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)

Environment

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

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Short description

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).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)

   

CITES status (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

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