Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae
Kramp, P.L. 1961. (Ref. 2992)
Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 26.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)
Climate / Range
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions
Eastern Indian Ocean: Mergui Archipelago.
26 cm wide, central portion of exumbrella with some scattered papillae; tongue-shaped thickenings at base of velar lappets; 16 rhopalia; between adjacent rhopalia 2 to 6 velar lappets, elongately triangular, 1 to 1.5 cm long; mouth arms 9 to 15.5 cm, with window like openings, without filamentous appendages but with short, rod like appendages scattered amongst the mouths; 16 rhopalar canals reaching margin, 16 inter rhopalar only to ring canal.
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).
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 114614)
CITES status (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)