Nomura's Jellyfish information

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Nomura's Jellyfish information

Postby Cubic » 21 Apr 2012, 07:23

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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Scyphozoa
Order: Rhizostomae
Family: Stomolophidae
Genus: Nemopilema
Species: N. nomurai

Common Names: Nomura's Jellyfish, エチゼンクラゲ, echizen kurage
Scientific Name: Nemopilema nomurai

Harmful to humans: Yes

Maximum Size: Up to 2 meters (6 feet 7 inches) in diameter and weighing up to 300 kilograms (660 pounds). Namura's jellyfish is the largest species of jellyfish in the world.

Colour: Grey/brown/tan gray with pinkish brown tentacles

Life Span: Unknown

Feeding: Zooplankton

Photosynthetic: No

Known Predators: Swordfish, tuna, sunfish, leatherback turtles, and humans

Habitat: Open ocean

Distribution: Primarily found in the waters between China and Japan centralized in the Yellow Sea and East China Sea.

Optimum Temperature: 25 °C

Optimum Salinity: 34ppt to 35ppt

Other Notes: The species was named in tribute to Mr. Kan'ichi Nomura (C18–C19), Director General of the Fukui Prefectural Fisheries Experimental Station, who in early December 1921 sent a specimen in a 72-litre wooden tank to Kishinouye, who found that it was unknown and spent some time at the station to study living specimens
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