Moon jellyfish primarily eat planktonic crustaceans, but they also eat other small plankton including molluscs, fish eggs and smaller jellyfish. They catch their food with sticky m...
Aurelia aurita (also called the moon jelly, moon jellyfish, common jellyfish, or
saucer jelly) is a widely studied species of the genus Aurelia. All species in the ...
Instead of long, trailing tentacles, moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that
sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edges of the bells. Prey is stored ...
Moon jellyfishes, Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758), aka saucer jellies, moon jellies
and common sea jellies, range between 5-40 cm in diameter. They can be ...
This glowing jellyfish
is the moon
jelly, Aurelia aurita. Proteins in many jellyfish
fluoresce or appear to glow when exposed to ultraviolet light. More »
Sea jellies, sometimes called jellyfish, are boneless, brainless and heartless, and
are made almost entirely of water. They are also survivors, and have
Descriptions and articles about the Moon Jellyfish, scientifically known as Aurelia
aurita in the Encyclopedia of Life. Includes Overview; Brief Summary; Com...
Size: A moon jelly can range in size from 2 to 15 inches in diameter. Range/
Distribution: Moon jellies are found in coastal regions worldwide. Appearance:
Moon Jelly, Aurelia aurita. The moon jelly has translucent white, saucer-shaped
bell, with a blue-gray transparent disk at its center through which the ...
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