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Moon Jelly

Aurelia aurita

Description:

The moon jellyfish is transparent with a slightly bluish or pinkish color with four bright gonads shaped like horseshoes under the stomach. They can grow up to 40cms.Feeding and swimming is directed by a nerve which is present inside the jellyfish, the bottom of the medusa is fitted with tentacles which are used for catching prey. Digestive system, circulatory sytem and respiratory system are absent in moon jelly fish. They digest food with the help of gastro dermis that lines gastro vascular cavity where nutrients are absorbed from food.

Habitat:

Colson Cay, Belize

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2 Comments

Nice picture!

ethan.l.holmes
ethan.l.holmes 7 years ago

Whoa

joanbstanley
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joanbstanley

Belize

Spotted on Oct 18, 2013
Submitted on Nov 26, 2013

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