Chrysaora colorata

Alternate names: Pelagia colorata, Purple-striped Jelly

Author: Russell, 1964


Size: Bell diameter up to 70 cm.

General: Adults have purple stripes, but juveniles have pinkish bells lacking distinctive stripes; 4 long frilly oral arms and 8 marginal tenticles that alternate with nematocysts.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Coastal California.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Russell, F.S. (1964). On Scyphomedusae of the Genus Pelagia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK, 44: 133-136.

Wrobel, D. The JelliesZone.

Citation: Chrysaora colorata (Russell, 1964) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2023-09-23.
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