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Chrysaora colorata
Chrysaora colorata
Purple-striped Jellyfish
Photographer: Lovell and Libby Langstroth
Organization: California Academy of Sciences
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 0000 0000 0305 0687 (2005-03-21)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  between 1978 and 1980
  • latitude 36.81856   longitude -121.79270   max error distance 26012 meters     View on Google Maps.
  • horizontal datum World Geodetic System 1984
  • georeferencing source GeoLocate
  • location   Monterey Bay (Monterey County, California, US)
  • class Scyphozoa
  • habitat  Subtidal
  • notes   Better to call these beautiful creatures Medusae echoing the Medusa of Greek Mythology. The streaming tentacles, laden with nematocysts, do suggest the hissing serpents of Medusa's hair. Interestingly, these medusae arise, budded off from tiny polyps hidden in the substrate. Diam. 26 cm./Depth 5m
  • camera   Rolleiflex
  • photo category: Animal - Invertebrate-Other

  • common names   Purple-striped Jellyfish
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Simon J. Tonge    Sep 6, 2013

    Action: changed name from "Pelagia colorata" to "Chrysaora colorata "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Updating generic name"

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