SPECIE NAME:Phyllorhiza punctata
COMMON NAME OF THE SPECIE:
Spotted Jellyfish (Floating bell)
Their native distribution is around Cairns, Queensland, Australia, and Thailand. Having its native habitat extend north from eastern Australia up to South East Asia. They have also been found in non-native regions such as Western Australia, Philippines, United States, the Atlantic Basin, Brazil, Puerto Rico, the eastern Mediterranean, Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico.
The P. punctata prefer warm temperate seas and aggregate in waters near coastlines.
Maximum diameter: 50 cm; Height, from 10 to 12.5 cm; diameter, being able to reach 40 to 50 cm
Max weight up to .25Kg
Small crustaceans and other zooplankton.
Sea jellies do not have a brain as we know it. Instead, these ocean drifters have a ring of nerves called a nerve net, which transmits information about its surroundings throughout their body.
Over 90% of their body is water, together with a gelatinous substance that gives them structure.
Each White Spotted Sea Jelly has four clumps of oral arms with downward hanging appendages. On each arm are many small mouth openings that capture zooplankton as they filter the sea water. Each White Spotted Sea Jelly can filter more than 50 cubic meters of seawater every day.