Atlantic Sea Nettle Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor, 1848)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Cnidaria   >   Class Scyphozoa   >   Order Semaeostomeae   >   Family Pelagiidae   >   Genus Chrysaora   


"Scientists recently discovered that some jellyfish in the Bay are quite different from their ocean cousins. This led scientists from NOAA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History to declare them as two different species. The newly recognized bay nettle jellies (Chrysaora chesapeakei) are noticeably smaller than their saltwater relatives (C. quinquecirrha), and have only half as many tentacles" (EurekAlert, 13 Oct 2017).

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