Tiburonia granrojo

Alternate names: big red, big ugly, gumdrop

Author: G. I. Matsumoto , K. A. Raskoff and D. J. Lindsay, 2003


General: No tentacles; dark reddish brown coloration; rough surface texture; four to seven oral arms; 24 - 50+ lappets; thick bell and oral arms.

Size: To 75 cm in diameter.

Geographic Information

Ocean range (global): Found off of Japan, Hawaii, and California.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Matsumoto, G.I., K.A. Raskoff, and D. Lindsay (2003). Tiburonia granrojo, a new mesopelagic scyphomedusa from the Pacific Ocean representing the type of a new subfamily (Class Scyphozoa, Order Semaeostomeae, Family Ulmaridae, Subfamily Tiburoniiae subfam nov.). Marine Biology, 143: 73-77.

Citation: Tiburonia granrojo (G. I. Matsumoto , K. A. Raskoff and D. J. Lindsay, 2003) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Tiburonia%20granrojo. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-07-20.
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