granrojo jellyfish

anonymous asked:

madoka cast as jellies?

!!!!!!!!!!!! MAGICAL GIRLS AND JELLYFISH, GOOD SHIT, GOOD SHIT

Madoka - white-spotted jellyfish

Sayaka - bluefire jellyfish

Mami - flower hat jellyfish

Kyoko - granrojo jellyfish

Homura - stygiomedusa gigantea

………. all of these fit weirdly well both aesthetically and like, thematically

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“Big Red” (Tiburonia granrojo)

…a species of Ulmarid jellyfish that is the sole member of the subfamily Tiburoniinae. Tiburonia granrojo has been observed in deep waters (around 600 to 1,500 meters) across the Pacific Ocean, including in the Sea of Cortez, Monterey Bay, Hawaii, and Japan. Tiburonia granrojo can grow up to 75 centimeters (30 in) in diameter and in place of the long tentacles found in most other jellyfish it has thick oral arms. Only 23 specimens of Tiburonia granrojo have ever been observed, and only one has been collected (a small [15 cm] specimen) for study. 

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Scyphozoa-Semaeostomeae-Ulmaridae-Tiburoniinae-Tiburonia-T. granrojo

Image(s): NOAA/Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

Granrojo Jellyfish or Tiburonia granrojo, live at ocean depths of between 600 and 1500 metres and have been found across the Pacific Ocean. They can grow up to 75cm in diameter, according to the California Academy of Sciences, and have thick fleshy oral arms in place of the long tentacles found in most jellies. The entire jellyfish is deep red in color, granrojo means ‘Big Red’ in Spanish.