Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens)

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Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens)

Postby Cubic » 02 Apr 2012, 11:54

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Common Names: Pacific sea nettle, West Coast sea nettle
Scientific name: Chrysaora fuscescens

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Semaeostomeae
Family: Pelagiidae
Genus: Chrysaora
Species: C. fuscescens

Harmful to humans: Its sting is often irritating, but rarely dangerous

Maximum size: Bell diameter up to 50cm

Colour: Young cultured specimens appear transparent to orange-brown in bell colour. At they get older the bell turns darker orange/brown. Some specimens bear stripes similar to the purple striped jellyfish(chrysaora colorata)

Life span: 3 years

Feeding: Zooplankton, small fish, other jellyfish

Photosynthetic: No

Known predators: Some large fish and sea turtles

Habitat:

Distribution: Mexico to British Columbia

Temperature range: 7°C - 14°C

Optimum aquarium temperature: 13°C

Salinity range:

Optimum aquarium salinity: 33ppt

Other Notes:
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Re: Pacific Sea Nettle (Chrysaora fuscescens)

Postby Cubic » 30 Apr 2012, 11:30

Here's a short video we made showing some pacific sea nettles, enjoy :D

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