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Pacific sea nettle
(Chrysaora fuscescens)
walrus
Description
It is a large jellyfish with a bell of up to about 10 inches in diameter. It has four long, spiraling tentacles surrounding its mouth that are known as “oral arms”. Around the perimeter of the bell are 24 marginal tentacles, organized in eight groups of three, which may trail several meters behind the bell. The exumbrella (upper, convex surface of the bell) is amber-colored and darkest near the margin.
Dimensions
Their bells can grow from to 11 to 19 inches diameter, and tentacles ranges from 12 to 15 feet in length.
Diet
They feed on a wide variety of zooplankton, crustaceans, salps, pelagic snails, small fish as well as their eggs and larvae, and other jellyfish.
Habitat & Range
They are commonly found along the coasts of California and Oregon, though some reside in the waters north to the Gulf of Alaska.
Conservation status
THIS SPECIES IS LISTED AS LEAST CONCERN

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