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Mediterranean jelly

Cotylorhiza tuberculata


C. tuberculata is usually less than 17 cm wide. The smooth, elevated dome is surrounded by a gutter-like ring. The marginal lappets are elongated and subrectangular. Each mouth-arm bifurcates near its base and branches several times. In addition to some larger appendages there are many short, club-shaped ones that bear disk-like ends.


It is commonly found in the Mediterranean Sea, Aegean Sea and Adriatic Sea.


I found this beautiful jelly fish while I was snorkeling a bit under the water surface in Greece.

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30 Comments (1–25)

SG in CR
SG in CR 8 years ago

Wow! what a great capture. Do you have a higher res image posted somewhere?

Sew 9 years ago

its really beautiful marc Te...congratzz..

MarcTe 9 years ago

Thanks Adarsha!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 9 years ago

Superb series..Congratulations :) :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 9 years ago

Beautiful and congratulations!

MUSE 9 years ago

wow fantastic shot ... love it

Congratulations !

MarcTe 9 years ago

@mcdocus: yes I do, I actually have two: a slr and a gopro!

mcdocus 9 years ago

Magnificent. Congragulations on SOTD. Do you always take a camera with you when you snorkle?

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Marc, I posted an answer to your question:

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 9 years ago

Amazing ! Congratulations Marc- well deserved !!

Congratulations on the SOTD !!!! :) Nice one !!!!!! beautiful colors !

MarcTe 9 years ago

@Marta, it is not dangerous for humans, the toxin is so weak that people in the Mediterranean say it is not even toxic ;)

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTD! Is a very beautiful and most likely dangerous jelly fish :-)

Rajas Deshpande
Rajas Deshpande 9 years ago

Amazing.. :)

MarcTe 9 years ago

Thank you all, I am glad that you like it and I'm happy that it got to be a sotd!!!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 9 years ago

This is a sweet, sweet spotting and picture. Awesome thanks for sharing, congratulations :)

Wild Things
Wild Things 9 years ago

Congrats on a well deserved SOTD!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 9 years ago

Awesome !!

rams4d 9 years ago

Nice contrast, congratulations

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

Congratulations! It's a great spotting.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 9 years ago

wow!!!! amazing...... congrats Marc Te on your great spotting.....

LaurenZarate 9 years ago

Congratulations Marc, this is a really beautiful Jelly fish and a wonderful photograph.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congratulations. A fantastic picture.

Amazing creature, beautifully shot!

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Θεσσαλίας - Στερεάς Ελλάδας, Greece

Spotted on Aug 31, 2013
Submitted on Sep 4, 2013

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