spotted jelly, aquarium

The Spotted jelly, the Mastigias papua, or the lagoon jelly is a type of jellyfish. It lives mainly in the southern Pacific Ocean. Instead of one single mouth, they appear to have several smaller mouth openings in their coral arms. These feed on zooplankton.

In Japan--especially along Pacific coast areas--these are sold as novelty pets, along with photoautotrophic phytoplankton, and are called takokurage (タコクラゲ), or "octopod" or "rammer" jellies.

They seem to have a lifespan of approximately 4 months and are active primarily in mid-summer to early-fall.

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Info F 5.6 1/60 ISO 800 with Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
Date 2008:02:10 12:35:21 Make Canon
Model Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi Width 3888
Height 2592 Flash Off, Did not fire
Focal 85.0 mm Exposure 1/60
F Number 5.6 ISO 800
White Bal. Manual Program Aperture-priority AE
Compensation 0 Hyperfocal 69.49 m
Latitude 49.3005611111111 Longitude -123.130666666667
Altitude 30479.69531 m File Size 4.9 MB
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