Distribution in scandinavian waters
Maximun diametre: 30 cm, but in scandinavian waters rarely larger
than 15 cm.
Appearance: Blue or yellow tone. It has a great many stinging
tentacles that hang from the underside of the jellyfish. The four mouth
arms, also hanging from the underside, are large and have many wrinkles
Compare the Cyanea lamarckii with the lion´s
mane, moon och
Depth: Sea-surface to unknown depth.
Misc: The medusae bud and loosen from the mature polyps in much
the same way as in the lifecycle
of the moon jellyfish. This occurs between January and March around
the British Isles and southern North Sea. It is probably from these
areas that the species has drifted when seen in other areas between
the Bay of Biscay to Iceland. In scandinavian waters a minor number
are seen between May and September.
By reading the pages
about moon jellyfish you can find out more about the biology of
Classification: Cyanea lamarckii is a member of the jellyfish
group under the cnidarians.