Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae
Raskoff, K.A. and G.I. Matsumoto. 2004. (Ref. 3639)
Size / Weight / Age
Climate / Range
Eastern Central Pacific: USA.
A semaeostome scyphomedusae with a hemispherical to round bell, up to 9.4 cm in diameter. Exumbrellar surface of the bell is heavily laden with small bumps which are composed of dense aggregations of nematocysts. 3 or 4 gonads and 3 or 4 oral arms with larger nematocyst laden bumps. All surfaces are a translucent blue-white color. Tentacles are completely lacking. Canal are simple, not netlike. Marginal ring projections often bifurcated on each side of a rhopalia.
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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