Aequorea forskalea

Aequorea forskalea (Péron & Lesueur, 1810) is a jellyfish of Aequoreidae family.  Aequorea forskalea medusa della famiglia Aequoreidae

Description The umbrella of this species from 8 to 25 cm size in diameter and is characterized by the presence of several radial channels of dark brown or bluish from the stomach make their way to the edge of the umbrella. He has numerous long tentacles and thin.

Distribution and habitat

It is a widespread species in the ocean pelagic Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. In Italy it is very common species, but it is not uncommon to meet in the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Adriatic.

He lives usually at great depths but it is not unusual to observe it in the vicinity of the surface or stranded on the beach.


Medusa Jellyfish Aequorea forskalea -
Medusa Jellyfish Aequorea forskalea –
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