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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 in British Columbia


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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Synonyms and Alternate Names

Dactylometra longicirra

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