Moon jellyfish

(Aurelia aurita)

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Jules Verne
IUCN Conservation Status
Not Evaluated (NE)


Coastlines of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans


Size: Up to 12 inches in diameter

Lifespan: 8 – 12 months


Zooplankton, such as tiny shrimp and fish eggs/larvae

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Learn about how polluted waters are impacting Jellyfish

Moon jellyfish are named for their translucent moon-like body and can be identified by the four glowing circles seen through the top of their bell. Moon jellyfish have delicate, wispy tentacles that hang below their bodies and are typically found floating just underneath the water’s surface.

Moon jellies can sting and use this ability to immobilize their prey. Luckily for humans, their sting has little effect on us!

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