mastigias jellyfish

the signs as jellyfish

Aries: Mastigia Papua

Taurus: Australian Spotted Jellyfish

Gemini: Stygiomedusa Gigantea

Cancer: Sea Nettle

Leo: Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

Virgo: Moon Jellyfish

Libra: Comb Jellyfish

Scorpio: Portuguese Man o’ War

Sagittarius: Nomura Jellyfish

Capricorn: Cannonball Jellyfish

Aquarius: Irukandji

Pisces: Box Jellyfish


Golden jellyfish (Mastigias sp.) are one of the few inhabitants of Palau’s Jellyfish Lake, one of around 70 marine lakes in the Rock Islands. The lake is connected to the ocean only through fissures and tunnels, causing it to be substantially isolated to the point where environmental conditions differ from the surrounding area. The lake’s formation around 12,000 years ago and its isolation have caused the golden jellyfish to have evolved independently from its close relatives nearby. It is thought to be a subspecies of the spotted jellyfish, yet it is behaviorally and physiologically distinct. (GIF – info)