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Japanese Sea Nettle

Chrysaora quinquecirrha


Chrysaora is a genus of the family Pelagiidae (Jellyfish).[1] A recent analysis of the genus found there to be 12 valid species.[2] The origin of the genus name Chrysaora lies in Greek mythology with Chrysaor, brother of Pegasus and son of Poseidon and Medusa. Translated, Chrysaor means "he who has a golden armament."[3]


I photographed this jelly at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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1 Comment

Palaimon 10 years ago

Nice shot, the second picture is great!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Sep 26, 2011

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