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Twin Dancers - Large Colorful Jellyfish Atlantic Sea Nettle Chrysaora Quinquecirrha
The stinging Atlantic sea nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha, is a genus of particularly large true sea jellies (Scyphozoans) that inhabits particularly Atlantic estuaries.. The Atlantic sea nettle is a bell-shaped invertebrate, usually semi-transparent and with small, white dots and reddish-brown stripes. The sea nettle is radially symmetrical, marine, and carnivorous. Its mouth is located at the center of one end of the body, which opens to a gastrovascular cavity that is used for digestion. It has tentacles that surround the mouth to capture food.
April 10th, 2013
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