ulmaridae

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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

Stygiomedusa Gigantea 

“[…] is a species of giant deep sea jellyfish in the Ulmaridae family. With only 115 sightings in the last 110 years it is a jellyfish that is rarely seen, but believed to be widespread throughout the world. It is thought to be one of the largest invertebrate predators in the deep sea ecosystem. The jellyfish has an umbrella-shaped bell that can be up to a metre wide. It also has four “paddle-like” arms up to 10 metres long, which, as they lack stinging tentacles, may be used instead to trap prey.

Fried egg jellyfish / サムクラゲ

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Phacellophora camtschatica

Fried egg jellyfish
It is distributed in cold water of North Pacific. サムクラゲ
北太平洋の冷水域に生息。


Animalia Cnidaria Scyphozoa Semaeostomeae Ulmaridae
動物界 刺胞動物門 鉢虫綱 旗口クラゲ目 ミズクラゲ科

The photo taken at Aquaworld Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan.

Aurelia labiata

…is a species of “Moon Jellyfish” (Aurelia spp.) which is known to inhabit the northern Pacific Ocean, ranging from the eastern coast of Japan to the coast of California. Like other jellyfish A. labiata is predatory, using its stinging nematocysts to dispatch small passing invertebrates. A. labiata is very similar to its more common relative A. aurita, and will even occasionally occur in the swarms of A. aurita. However, A. labiata is known to be larger and has a dark brown margin, and well branched subumbrellar canals (canals on the underside of the bell)

Classification

Animalia-Cnidaria-Scyphozoa-Semaeostomeae-Ulmaridae-Aurelia-A. labiata

Image: Spacebirdy