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Scyphozoan Jellyfish

Aurelia sp.

Description:

My niece was playing with this jellyfish, there were too many of them floating around. Aurelia is a genus of scyphozoan jellyfish (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa). There are at least 13 species in the genus Aurelia including many that are still not formally described. It has been suggested that Aurelia is the best-studied group of gelatinous zooplankton, with Aurelia aurita the best-studied species in the genus; two other species, Aurelia labiata and Aurelia limbata have also been investigated.

Habitat:

Species of Aurelia can be found in the Atlantic Ocean, the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, and are common to the waters off California, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, the Black Sea, Indonesia, the East Coast of the United States as well as Europe.

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6 Comments

injica
injica 7 years ago

Tnx ;)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 7 years ago

Great spot !

injica
injica 7 years ago

ne znam, ja sam pobacala 50 ovih van, da ne gade gadljive, a vidjelja ništa smeđe i veliko, ali u strahu su velike oči, kako se kaže ;D da, mislim da je ovo bio mrtvi komad, ugl klinci su se oduševaljavali sa ovima .D

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

ova baš i izgleda čvrsto, kompas meduza je velika, sumnjam da je itko ostao netaknut! možda je bio ušati klobuk, onako malo su slične...

injica
injica 7 years ago

mrtve su bile super debele i čvrste, moja nećakinja je rekla: ajme kako je prekrasna, dok su žive jako ljigave i sluzave i cijela ruka ti bude u sluzi samo kad ih 10 sec držiš, navodno je ova druga nećakinja vidjela kompas meduzu, ali ja sam već bila suha i nije mi se dalo plivati, a i sumnjam nekako da bi se svi ljudi kupali oko kompasa bez da se izgori ikoga :D

Jopy
Jopy 7 years ago

ko želatina...

injica
Spotted by
injica

Pula, Croatia

Spotted on Jun 18, 2013
Submitted on Jun 19, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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