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Cassiopea andromeda   (Forsskål, 1775)

upside-down jellyfish

Native range | All suitable habitat | Point map | Year 2100
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae | Cassiopeidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Benthopelagic.  Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Indo-Pacific.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3248)

Short description Morphology

Bell is yellow-brown with white or pale spots and streaks. Arms are also brownish with extended frilly tentacles. Usually lies upward on the bottom and often mistaken as sea anemones.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Host of Hyperia galba (Ref. 3089). Typically found in shallow lagoons, intertidal sand or mud flats, and around mangroves (Ref. 3248). Also among seagrass beds (Ref. 102838). Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Dawson, M.N. 2004. (Ref. 3017)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Venomous (Ref. 108300)

Human uses


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BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(Publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Tree of Life | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 26.4 - 29.3, mean 28.5 (based on 1308 cells).
Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown