Common Jellyfish

Common Jellyfish

 

(Aurelia aurita), an invertebrate of the class Scyphozoa of the coelenterate type. The body is transparent and colorless, of a gelatinous consistency, of umbrellalike shape, and up to 40 cm in diameter. The mouth is located on the lower concave side of the body and is bordered by four large lobes. Along the edge of the body, there are numerous small tentacles and eight balance organs. In the body there are visible a cruciform stomach, the radial gastral canals, which are partially branched, and four purple crescent-shaped gonads. The common jellyfish is found in the Barents, White, and Black seas, as well as in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans along the coasts of Europe and Asia.

F. A. PASTERNAK

References in periodicals archive ?
They are thought to be barrel jellyfish, which are the biggest and most common jellyfish spotted around Gower.
Kerryn said that she believes the blob is the bell of a jelly blubber - a common jellyfish species along Australia's eastern coast.
While the vast majority of those stings are not life-threatening and were caused by so-called bluebottle colonies, researchers say that the number of more serious injuries from less common jellyfish is also at above average levels.
The most common jellyfish found is the 'ribbon jelly' and the coasts with the greatest number are off Teluk Bahang, Tanjung Tokong, Tanjung Bungah and Batu Ferringhi as well as Perai on the mainland.
The common jellyfish is usually round with tentacles hanging around its circumference.
The research proposal entitled "PULMO: "Population dynamics, trophic interactions, and human exploitation of a novel nutraceutical and pharmaceutical marine resource: the Mediterranean sea lung jellyfish, Rhizostoma pulmo" aims at a better understanding of mechanisms underlying recurrent, massive proliferations of one of the most common jellyfish in the Mediterranean Sea to boost its potential utilization.
Chrysaora lactea is one of the most common jellyfish along the entire Brazilian coast and adjacent countries (Mianzan & Cornelius, 1999; Morandini & Marques, 2010).
"The others, like the common jellyfish and the blue jellyfish, are like nettle stings."
DANGER: The common jellyfish, left, and New Brighton lifeguard Chris Henderson with one of the creatures
Some are harmless, such as the common jellyfish but others can give a nasty sting, like the Portuguese Man o'War.