Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Pelagic-neritic; depth range 0 - 50 m (Ref. 116114). Tropical; 0°N - 60°S, 86°W - 45°W
Southeast Pacific and Southwest Atlantic: from Ecuador to Chile, to Sao Paulo Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 100.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 121705)
Up to 30 cm wide, almost hemispherical; tentacular lappets, 2 per octant broadly rounded, rhopalar lappets smaller; tentacles 3 in each octant; radial stomach pouches of epual width except the distal portion; exumbrella with 16 broad, radial bands of dark, brown colour with numerous light spots.
Maximum depth range from Ref. 122852. Common along coasts (Ref. 122852). Neritic, estuarine, potentially pathogenic (Ref. 116114). Two isolated findings recorded the species offshore over the shelf-break front (Ref. 122852).
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.
Migotto, A.E., A.C. Marques, A.C. Morandini and F.L. da Silveira. 2002. (Ref. 813)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates based on models
Low vulnerability (20 of 100).