Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum diameter: 50 cm, but in Arctic waters har
examples of about 2 m been observed.
Appearance: The Lion´s mane jellyfish has
pronounced red or yellow colour. It has great number of
stinging tentacles, that hang down from the underside of
the "umbrella". The four mouth
arms, that also hang from
the "umbrellas" underside, are large with many wrinkles and
Compare the lion´s mane jellyfish with
palmstruchi, the compass
jellyfish and rhizostoma
Depth: From sea-level to unkown depth.
Övrigt: Contrary to the moon
jellyfish´s lifecycle only one ephyra-larvae
buds from each polyp, and this happens mainly during the
Examples of the lion´s mane jellyfish
have been seen as far as the Gulf of Finland.
Classification: The lion´s mane jellyfish is
part of the group jellyfish, part of the group cnidaria.