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Moon Jellyfish
Aurelia auritaMoon Jellyfish

Appearance: Translucent gray or blue bell-shaped with short tentacles. They typically have four horseshoe-shaped gonads colored purple in males, opaque white or yellow in females.

Range: Worldwide distribution. May be endemic to Europe and introduced elsewhere.

Diet: Plankton, copepods. Nature Center's captive specimens are fed young Brine Shrimp.

Interesting Facts:

  • This species is harmless. It is always prudent, however, to be careful when handling any cnidarian jelly.

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