Also known as Golden Jellyfish, Golden Medusa, Lagoon Jelly, Mastigias Jellyfish, Papuan Jellyfish, Papuan Spotted Jellyfish, Sea Jelly, Spotted Lagoon Jellyfish, Spotted Moon Jellyfish, True Jellyfish.
Found singly, during the day in shallow coastal bays, harbours, lagoons, and marine lakes, descending to deeper waters at sunset.
They feed on invertebrates and zooplankton.
Length - 8cm
Depth - 0-100m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean, South Pacific Ocean
These Jellies have been introduced to the Western Atlantic - see our blog for how this can happen!
Jellyfish are 95% water.
They have no heart, brain, blood, or gills. The body of the Jellyfish is called a bell. They do have a mouth, tentacles and arms around their mouth. They use their arms around their mouth to help sense and find food that ends up inside their mouth. Ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_jelly