Jellyfish Species

Mangrove Jellyfish; Mangrove jelly fish (Cassiopea xamachana) is so called because it is mostly found in the roots of mangroves in the southern Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean, and other tropical waters. They are also called the Upside Down jellyfish because they tend to settle upside down in muddy and shallow waters. On first sight, they do not really resemble a jellyfish, instead looking more like a sea anemone, or a bluish green flower on the waterbed. However, this appearance also provides the jellyfish with very effective camouflage and protects it from likely predators.
Lagoon Jellyfish; Lagoon jellyfish (Mastigia papau) is another one of the more interesting species of Jellyfish. If you have heard about the Golden Mastiga at the Jellyfish Lake, you may be interested to know that they are actually descendants of the Lagoon jellyfish and over the years have adapted to the conditions of the marine lake. In nature, lagoon jellyfish are found in bays, harbors and lagoons in temperate waters mostly around the Pacific Ocean.
Nomura's Jellyfish; Nomura's Jellyfish also known as the Echizen kurage by the Japanese, is a large Japanese Jellyfish whose width is slightly larger than a height of a fully grown man. It can grow up to 2 meters and weigh about 450lb (220 kg) which is as heavy as a male lion. It is the biggest jellyfish in the world.
Sea Nettle Jellyfish; Sea Nettle (Chrysaora) is one of the genus of Scyphozoa class of the phylum Cnidaria. The species of sea nettle we are most commonly knowledgeable about are Chrysaora quinquecirrh, which is mostly found along the east coast of North America in the Atlantic Ocean, and Chrysaora fuscescens, which is mostly found along the west coast of North America in the Northeast Pacific Ocean.
Upside Down Jellyfish; The upside down jellyfish is so called because it tends to stay upside down in shallow, muddy waters that it inhabits. The upside down jellyfish is also called the Mangrove jellyfish because it mainly inhabits the mangroves in the Caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico among other tropical waters.
Comb Jellyfish; Comb jellyfish is, in fact, not a jellyfish at all. Jellyfish as a species belong to the phylum, Cnidaria. On the other hand, comb jellies are an entire separate phylum themselves called Ctenophora. The phylum derives it name from a common characteristic shared by the member species, namely a series of vertical ciliary combs that cover the surface of the animal.
Sand Jellyfish; Sand Jellyfish (Rhopilema asamushi or Rhopilema esculenta) is a species of jellyfish from the genus Rhopilema. Other species of jellyfish belonging to this group include Rhopilema hispidum and Rhopilema nomadic. They are inhabitants of the Indian Ocean and are found in locations like Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, China and some parts of the North Atlantic coastline. This species of jellyfish is very to rare to find in marine waters around the American coastlines.
Box Jellyfish
; Box jellyfish are marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Unlike most jellyfish that belong to the to the class Scyphozoa, box jellyfish belong to the class Cobozoa, so-called because of their characteristic cube-like shape. They are also considered far more complex than their Scyphozoan counterparts. The sea wasp or Chironex fleckeri, is one of the nineteen species that belong to this class.
Sea Wasp Jellyfish
; Box jellyfish are marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Unlike most jellyfish that belong to the to the class Scyphozoa, box jellyfish belong to the class Cobozoa, so-called because of their characteristic cube-like shape. They are also considered far more complex than their Scyphozoan counterparts. The sea wasp or Chironex fleckeri, is one of the nineteen species that belong to this class.
Blue Blubber
; Blue Jelly (Catostylus mosaicus) is a species of jellyfish in the Rhizostomeae order. It is characterized by a lack of tentacles at the margin of the jellyfish's body. Instead, it has about 8 oral arms. These oral arms become fused with the body of the jellyfish near the centre of its body. What is fascinating about the oral arms of the blue blubber is that they have minute mouths at the end of the oral arms that themselves transport food to the stomach!
White Spotted Jellyfish
; The White Spotted Jellyfish or Phyllorhiza punctata, is a native of Australia and is also known as the Australian spotted jellyfish. It grows to the size of about 45-50 centimeters in diameter, and is ocassionally known to grow to a maximum length of just a little over 60 centimeters in size. They look extremely beautiful with the design of white spots over their translucent gelatinous body and their frilly oral arms add another aspect of charm to their appearance.
Turritopsis Nutricula (Immortal Jellyfish)
; The Immortal jellyfish is one of the most unique animals not just within the species of jellyfish, but within the entire history of the animal kingdom. It has actually managed to accomplish the one feat that has been yearned by many and accomplished by none. It appears to have cheated death and hence transformed itself into a perpetually immortal being!
Irukandji Jellyfish
; Irukandji Jellyfish (carukia barnesi and malo kingi) are venomous jellyfish found in the marine waters near Australia. This species of jellyfish is classified as Cobozoans. Other species that come under this classification include sea wasps, box jellyfish and cubomedusae.
Moon Jellyfish
; The Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita) is also known as the moon jelly, common jellyfish or saucer jellyfish. The name Moonjelly fish can refer to a specific species of jellyfish Aurelia aurita, but can also refer to all jellyfish species in the genus Aurelia.
Ball Jellyfish
; The Stomolophus meleagris is called the cannonball or the cabbage head jellyfish, more commonly. The shape of this jellyfish represents a little more than half of a hemisphere of a globe. Some of them look more like a large egg-shaped mushroom. Their color ranges from shades of milky brown to yellow. These jellyfish are mostly found in waters with an average temperature of 23.1 degrees Centigrade. They have been reported in the western Atlantic, in the waters from New England to Brazil, from southern California to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific and from the Sea of Japan to the South China Sea in the western Pacific.
Blue Bottle Jellyfish
; Blue bottle jellyfish is so-called in Australia and New Zealand where it is also commonly known as Blue Bubble Jellyfish. Elsewhere in the world, this creature is usually called the Man of War or Portuguese Man o' War, since it resembles a Portuguese battleship with a sail.
Lion's Mane Jellyfish
; Lion's mane jellyfish, or Cyanea capillata, is nowhere close to as dangerous as it is made out to be in popular culture. A sting from the lion's mane jellyfish is not only incapable of causing human deaths; all it does is cause an itchy rash and mild burning sensation.
Sun Jellyfish
; The Sun Jellyfish a member of the marine life species that is very unique. It is different from other fish based on its shape and other factors making it one of the most individual water forms in the world. The Jellyfish is a species belonging the scyphozoan class of marine life in the invertebrates.
Square Jellyfish; The square jellyfish is a vivid description of the anatomical appearance of this kind of jellyfish which appears cuboidal in shape. Usually the right kind of name for identification is the box jellyfish. They belong to the Cubozoa class and the number of species total to over 19.
Physalia Jellyfish
; The Physalia jellyfish, scientifically regarded to as Physalia physalis is the term used to refer to the Portuguese Man 'O War. It is among the most feared of jellyfish probably because of its stinging and tropical abundance. It is mostly located in the salt water bodies in the tropics. The Atlantic and Pacific oceans are the dense water bodies that have an abundance of this species of jellyfish.
King Jellyfish
; This little critter is the most poisonous jellyfish in the deep. Its nematocysts hold the most fatal venom, which goes for the cardiovascular and the nervous system. The worst part is the accompanying pain. On a couple of occasions it has been described as unbearable and overbearing.
Cassiopeia Jellyfish
; Cassiopeia is not the common name used to refer to this species of jellyfish. It's the genus name, for the Cassiopeia xamachana, the upside down jellyfish. It is an anatomical beauty from the rarity of its physique. From its naming, it's apparent that this jellyfish has an upside down orientation. Its tentacles hang over its head. They are short and reach a length of 14 inches. It has a transparent body, though not a pale blue one like most other distant relatives. It is a carnivorous species, feeding on small fish and invertebrates though it doesn't mind taking a bite of zoo plankton every once in a while.
Chironex Fleckeri
; The Chrionex Fleckeri is an absolutely amazing but brutal predator of the sea world. It falls under the animal kingdom called Animalia. It is also known as the Sea Wasp or the Box Jellyfish. This jellyfish is an extremely hazardous predator. It is known to kill faster than crocodiles and sharks combined, which are the most dangerous predators of their respective land and water domains.
Pelagia Noctiluca
; The Pelagia Noctiluca is known to be an extraordinarily beautiful jellyfish. It is said that its luminescence is almost magical and therapeutic during the night for many viewers. This beauty however can be frightening if one considers the possible factor that the Pelagia Noctiluca are known to attack humans. Their stings are extremely painful.
Moon Light Jellyfish
; Moon light Jellyfish are known to be extremely quiet eaters. They do not attack humans, perhaps a small sting but not too horrible, more like a crab bite from the waters. The moon light jellyfish can also be referred to as the Aurelia aurita species. This is a large category that may include a variety of types of jellyfishes. It is almost impossible to distinguish the moon light jellyfish from its relatives, unless the genetic material is tested scientifically.
Neon Jellyfish
; Jellyfish have always been adept in springing surprises at humans. The wide range of shapes, wide variety of colors, and innumerable sizes and designs on the body of these Jellyfish have always been a sight to behold.