Species Factsheet

Rhopilema nomadica

Details

Complete name: Rhopilema nomadica Galil, 1990
Taxonomy: Cnidaria » Cnidaria » Scyphozoa » Rhizostomeae » Rhizostomatidae » Rhopilema nomadica
Authors: B. S. Galil
Last updated: November 5th, 2006

Common Names

Nomad jellyfish.

Synonyms

Rhopilema nomadica Galil and Spanier, 1990

Short Description

A neritic epipelagic, swarming jellyfish, planktotroph. The bell is up to 90 cm in diameter, commonly 40-60 cm. The body is light blue, bell rounded, with blunt tuberculation of the exumbrella. The mouth arms end in vermicular filaments.