Japanese Sea Nettles
The Japanese sea nettle (Chrysaora pacifica) is found in the Southwest Pacific Ocean around Japan.
Japanese sea nettles' medusa - also called an umbrella or dome - ranges from gold to red in color and features a striped pattern down the sides. Their medusa can reach up to 12 inches in diameter and their tentacles can grow up to 10 feet long!
They prey on comb jellies, as well as, small fish, brine shrimp eggs and other zooplankton.
The average life span of a Japanese sea nettle is 1 to 2 years.
The sting of Japanese sea nettles is pretty mild but can cause burning and skin irritation.
Japanese sea nettles are among the exotic creatures displayed in "Journey with Jellies," a bigger, even better exhibit of jellyfish now open here at The Maritime Aquarium!