Creatures living in the ocean always attract a lot of human attention because they have beauty and vivid colors. And jellyfish is one of the species that makes us unable to take our eyes off because of its diverse and rich species. Let’s take a look at the 10 jellyfish species voted as the most beautiful in the ocean below.
Giant black jellyfish
Scientifically known as Chrysaora achlyos , black jellyfish live at the bottom of the ocean, often found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. This jellyfish has a quite large body, the diameter of the bell can be up to 1 m, if the tentacles are extended it can be up to 5 – 6 m. The color of the bell is a distinctive opaque dark purple to almost black, with a lighter brown reticular patterned edge.
Lion’s mane jellyfish
This is the largest jellyfish species discovered, with the scientific name Cyanea capillata . The distribution of this species of jellyfish is limited to cold, northern waters of the Arctic, the North Atlantic, and the North Pacific. Their body is 2.29 m in diameter and their tentacles are 37 m long. Currently, scientists have discovered many jellyfish of the same species in different sea areas with different body colors such as blue, red, red… Their bodies are also different. .
Scientifically known as Phyllorhiza punctata, white-spotted jellyfish is also known as Floating Bell, Australian spotted jellyfish. They are native to the Western Pacific from Australia to Japan, and have now been widely discovered elsewhere. They eat mainly zooplankton. The white-spotted jellyfish’s body has an average diameter of 45 – 50 cm, the largest discovered fish up to 72 cm was found on Sunset beach, North Carolina.
Purple striped jellyfish
This jellyfish species mainly exists off the coast of California from Bodega Bay to San Diego, with the scientific name Chrysaora colorata . The jellyfish’s body is up to 70 cm in diameter with stripes on top. Purple-striped jellyfish have tentacles that change with age, including eight large, long dark tentacles on the outside and four tentacles on the inside, surrounding the mouth. Their food includes zooplankton, arthropods, larval fish, ctenophores, salps, other jellies, and fish eggs.
Firecracker jellyfish or Cannonball jellyfish, whose scientific name is Stomolophus meleagris, have an external shape and size like a colorful firecracker. The body is dome-shaped and sturdy, with a width of 18 – 25 cm and a height of about 12 cm. The body has many different colors depending on where they live, such as: jellyfish in the Atlantic Ocean are milky white or jelly, with rims colored with brown pigment, jellyfish in the Pacific Ocean are blue. Firecracker jellyfish are carnivores, their food is usually fish eggs, red drum larvae and planktonic larvae of mollusks and snails.
Green fat milk
The most common jellyfish species along the East coast of Australia, scientific name is Catostylus mosaicus. The body is 30 – 45 cm in diameter, creamy white or brown, but further north in Australia it is often blue. Body color comes from pigment produced by the jellyfish itself, not symbiotic algae like some other jellyfish species. Blue grease jellyfish do not have an obvious mouth but have small openings on each arm, through which food is delivered to the stomach. The tentacles also have stinging cells that can capture small crustaceans and other plankton.
Antarctic Diplulmaris Jellyfish
Diplulmaris jellyfish is a species of Antarctic jellyfish in the Ulmaridae family with the scientific name Ulmaris antarctica . In developed individuals, with a body up to 18 cm in diameter, the Diplulmaris Jellyfish has 16 – 48 compressed white tentacles on the sides and a white frontal lobe. They have orange-red stomachs and mouth-shaped arms with frills of the same color. This jellyfish is often infected with the bacteria Hyperiella dilatata . Their food is mainly larvae and small mollusks.
Crossota jellyfish is an aquatic species that lives in the deep sea. These small ocean-dwelling creatures are bioluminescent; The light emitted by these jellyfish acts as a warning measure to other creatures. They reproduce sexually with clearly separated males and females. Females incubate eggs using internal stomach tubes.
Blue chrysanthemum jellyfish
Blue button jelly belongs to the Phylum Cnidaria family, whose English name is Blue Button Jell. Their body is relatively small and is about 1.3 cm in diameter. The body structure consists of a large yellow-brown body, filled with gas in the center, surrounded by blue, purple or yellow tentacles. The tentacles have stinging cells called nematocysts. Blue daisy jellyfish are found in warm waters off the coast of Europe, the Gulf of Mexico, the Mediterranean Sea, New Zealand and the southern waters of the United States.
Known as the deep-sea jellyfish, Atolla jellyfish live in oceans around the world. Like many animals that live in the ocean, their bodies are dark red. The Atolla jellyfish’s body is bell-shaped with a diameter of about 20 – 174 mm and they have a number of long tentacles along the body called hypertrophic tentacles. This tentacle has several purposes to assist in hunting and assisting in reproduction. This jellyfish has no digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system or central nervous system.