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Atlantic Sea Nettle

Chrysaora quinquecirrha

Description:

Photo take in an aquarium at Xcaret park beautiful jellyfish. The sea nettle is radially symmetrical, marine, and carnivorous. Its mouth is located at the center of one end of the body, which opens to a gastrovascular cavity that is used for digestion. It has tentacles that surround the mouth to capture food. Nettles have no excretory or respiratory organs. Each sea nettle is either in a free-swimming stage or a polyp stage. The free-swimming stage, or medusa stage reproduces sexually, and the polyp stage reproduces asexually.

Habitat:

Is a widely distributed species of jellyfish that inhabits tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. It is frequently seen along the East Coast of the United States


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4 Comments

rams4d
rams4d a year ago

Nice background color !!!! Congratulations

very nice!

Thanks Philip :)

Phillip Torres
Phillip Torres a year ago

What a gorgeous species! And gorgeous shots too Gerardo! As usual...

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Lat: 20.63, Long: -87.08

Spotted on Jan 28, 2013
Submitted on Jan 28, 2013

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