Aequorea victoria (Murbach & Shearer, 1902)
water jellyfish
photo by Cowles, David

Family:  Aequoreidae ()
Max. size:  7 cm WD (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: Canada and USA.
Biology:  Predator of fish eggs and larvae, zooplankton, and other pelagic cnidarians and ctenophores (Ref. 117252). Species exhibits both asexual and sexual reproduction by budding during hydroid stage and release of gametes in medusae stages (Ref. 1663, p. 19, 26).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans: 
Country info:   

Entered by: Dar, Christine - 11.12.05
Modified by: Parducho, Vina Angelica - 20.03.14

Source and more info: For personal, classroom, and other internal use only. Not for publication.

php script by sortiz, 10/02/17 ,  last modified by sortiz, 10/02/17