(Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
English : Blue blubber jellyfish
French : Méduse mosaïque
Class : Scyphozoa
Order : Rhizostomeae
Family : Catostylidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Dome-shaped bell reaching a diameter up to 35 cm. Bell surface is finely granulous. Short and thick arms with plumose appendages. Color ranges from grey to blue-green or even bright blue with brown arm appendages.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in the Indo-Pacific area, from Pakistan and India to Malaysia, south to north Australia. Mostly found in coastal waters, sometimes in estuaries.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species has yet to be assessed in the Red List but so far seems to be at least locally common. Often collected and farm raised for food.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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