Aurelia aurita

Alternate names: moon jelly

Author: (Linnaeus, 1758)


General: Lacking long stinging tentacles; 8 bell lobes; may capture food on the surface of the bell using mucus to ensnare zooplankton prey; cilia transport the food to the bell margin and tentacles, then pass it to the frilly manubrium.

Size: Bell up to 40 cm diameter.

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Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Wrobel, D. and C. Mills (1998). Pacific coast pelagic invertebrates: a guide to the common gelatinous animals. Sea Challengers & Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CA. 101 pp.

Citation: Aurelia aurita ((Linnaeus, 1758)) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-09-26.
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