E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Wildlife of British Columbia

Chrysaora melanaster Brandt, 1838
Arctic Sea Jelly; Brown Jellyfish; Japanese Sea Nettle; Northern Sea Nettle
Family: Pelagiidae

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Distribution of Chrysaora melanaster in British Columbia
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The Japanese or Northern Sea Nettle is a large, pelagic jelly that occurs in the North Atlantic, North Pacific and Arctic Oeans (Raskoff and Hopcroft 2010, Sealifebase 2011). The bell of this species may be up to 60 cm long and the tentacles may be more than 3 m long (Raskoff and Hopcroft 2010).

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Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
BC Ministry of Environment: BC Species and Ecosystems Explorer--the authoritative source for conservation information in British Columbia.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Dactylometra longicirra

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General References

Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2024-07-13 9:53:17 AM]
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