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Jellyfish

Chirodropus gorilla

Description:

C. gorillae are box-jellies with many pale yellow tentacles arising from a single stalk at each lower corner of the bell, which is generally fist-sized or larger. The umbrella is fairly rigid and transparent, not granular, with a number of brown vertical stripes. Rather uncommon, this deeper water species may be caught in trawl nets and has been recorded stranded. The sting of this species is not known to be fatal, but this is most likely due to its rarity.

Notes:

Spotted this jellyfish and was amazed by the way all the whelks were converging on it - not sure what type of jellyfish it was or what the whelks are.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Mouni
Mouni 9 years ago
Chirodropus gorilla


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4 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Moved to "Other" category

Mouni
Mouni 9 years ago

but im not really sure about it

LisaGrant
LisaGrant 9 years ago

Thanks for the help identifying the jellyfish

Mouni
Mouni 9 years ago

i think it is Chirodropus gorilla

LisaGrant
Spotted by
LisaGrant

Bitou Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Jan 2, 2010
Submitted on Jun 5, 2011

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