Thursday, December 13

The most beautiful jellyfish

One of the most beautiful Jellyfish


Jellyfish are in the animal group of Cnidaria and among the most beautiful and unusual creatures of water life. The name is especially given to the class Scyphozoa, but also to the classes Hydrozoa and Cubozoa. Listed below are the few most beautiful jellyfish that, you can find in the worlds oceans.

Big Red Jellyfish
Big Red Jellyfish
Big Red Jellyfish: Tiburonia granrojo or Big Red Jellyfish is one of the largest sea jellies and unusual in a number of ways. They live at ocean depths of 600 to 1,500 meters (2,000 to 4,900 ft) and have been found across the Pacific Ocean in the Sea of Cortez, Monterey Bay, Hawaii and Japan. They can grow up to 75 centimeters (30 inch) in diameter, according to the California Academy of Sciences, and have thick fleshy oral arms in place of the long tentacles found in most jellies. This massive jelly is particularly unusual because it lacks tentacles, which most jellies use to catch their food. Instead, Big Red has between four and seven thick, wrinkled arms.

Transparent sea jelly
Transparent sea jelly
Transparent sea jelly (Aglantha digitale): Transparent sea jelly or Aglantha digitale is the most common surface-dwelling jellyfish in Arctic and sub-arctic waters. It is clear translucent, bell taller than breath, with a small conical apical projection; 80 marginal tentacles generally destroyed during capture; 8 radial canals, 8 statocysts; long gastric peduncle with 4 small simple lips; 8 white, sausage shaped gonads often obvious in larger individuals. You can see it in Arctic Ocean, Barents Sea, Canada Basin, Canadian part of the Arctic Ocean, European waters (ERMS scope), Gulf of Maine, Gulf of St. Lawrence, Irish Exclusive economic Zone, Mediterranean Sea, North East Atlantic, North Pacific, St. Lawrence Estuary, Storfjordrenna, Storfjords and United Kingdom Exclusive Economic Zone

Flower Hat Jelly
Flower Hat Jelly
Flower Hat Jelly: This jellyfish is a rare species and is generally small in size with a width of just about six inches. It is also known as Olindias Formosa and is very striking with shades of purple and orange colours. It has appearance of having a neon pink flower hat on its head. This is because its tentacles, when not in use, coil up and sticks to the rim. It has a painful sting but non-lethal to humans. It mainly feeds on small fish capturing its prey by injecting venom from its stinging cells its tentacles. It inhabits Brazil, Argentina and Japanese waters.

Deep Red Jellyfish
Deep Red Jellyfish
Deep-Red Jellyfish (Crossota norvegica): Deep-Red Jellyfish or Crossota norvegica is deepwater polar hydromedusae. All about it: deep-red color, 10-14 radial canals, as opposed to eight radial canals common to other species of Crossota, About 275 tenacles, Stomach bottle shaped, with irregular longitudinal ridges and invaginations, 5-7 upturned lips, without gastric preducles, Gonads on radial canals near base of stomach

Red Jellyfish
Red Jellyfish
Red Jellyfish: Sea jellies such as Red Jellyfish in the genus Benthocodon are commonly seen on or near the seafloor in the Monterey Canyon off central California, USA. Some jellies in this genus feed on animals that live in seafloor sediment. 

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