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Mastigias papua   (Lesson, 1830)

Papuan jellyfish
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Classification
Scyphozoa | Rhizostomeae | Mastigiidae
Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Main reference
Kramp, P.L. 1961. (Ref. 2992)
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Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 8.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Environment
Pelagic

Climate / Range
Tropical

Distribution
Western Pacific.
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Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mostly in shallow waters during the day to allow its symbiotic zooxanthellae (where it derives its energy from) to bathe in sunlight. Mainly solitary. As the sun mainly influences its habits, it descends to lower parts of the water column when the sun sets. It gathers food such as zooplankton, phytoplankton, small invertebrates, and microbes using the oral arms of its mouth (Ref. 101744). 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)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans




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References
Mass conversion

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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (10 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown