Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora melanaster)

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Japanese Sea Nettle (Chrysaora melanaster)

Postby Dr. T » 04 Apr 2012, 07:57

Japanese Sea Nettle
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Pelagiidae
Genus: Chrysaora
Species: C. melanaster

Common Names: Japanese sea nettle, Northern sea nettle, Brown jellyfish
Scientific name: Chrysaora melanaster

Maximum Size: Bell diameter up to 30cm

Life Span: 1 year

Feeding: Zooplankton, small fish, other jellyfish

Photosynthetic: No

Known predators:

Habitat: Open waters of temperate northern Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean and especially the Bering Sea

Distribution: Coasts of Japan except Hokkaido

Temperature range: 10C - 15°C

Optimum Temperature: 13°C

Salinity Range:

Optimum Salinity: 34-35

Other Notes: The Japanese sea nettle has 16 brown stripes on the subumbrella (underside) and eight stomach pouches.
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Re: Japanese Sea Nettle

Postby Cubic » 04 Apr 2012, 08:23

Great picture there Dr. T! :D
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