Monday, June 26, 2017

The Fried Egg Jellyfish

Phacellophora camtschatica, known as the fried egg jellyfish or the egg-yolk jellyfish, is a very large jellyfish, with a bell up to 60 cm (2 ft) in diameter and 16 clusters of up to a few dozen tentacles, each up to 6 m (20 ft) long. This cool-water species can be found in many parts of the world's oceans. It feeds mostly on smaller jellyfish and other gelatinous zooplankton, which become ensnared in the tentacles.[2] Because the sting of this jellyfish is so weak, many small crustaceans, including larval crabs (Cancer gracilis) and Amphipoda, regularly ride on its bell and even steal food from its oral arms and tentacles. Wiki

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