Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximum diametre: 25 cm, but on rare occassions can measure
up to 40 cm.
Appearance:Moon jellyfish are easy to recognize because of their
four reproductive organs that are round or horseshoe-shaped. Along the
periphery of the slightly arched "umbrella", short
tentacles are attached. On the underside, four mouth
arms are present. From the middle of the jellyfish, four channels
run outwardly to a peripheral channel that circumferences the jellyfish.
The moon jellyfish is transparent with a slightly blueish or pinkish
tone. Its genitals, mouth arms, tentacles and channels have a slightly
white, violet, red or yellow tone. Compare the moon jellyfish with the
and the cyanea lamarckii.
Depth: From sea-level to unkown depth.
Classification: Moon jellyfish are members of the jellyfish
group under the cnidarians.