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Sea nettle

Chrysaora kynthia

(Image credit: Sue Morrison, WA Museum)

The sea nettle has a dome-shaped bell with eight oral arms and 24 long tentacles. Adults are transparent to translucent. Considered a severe stinger so take precautions whilst around it.

Length: Bell diameter up to 11 cm


Pelagic. Swims near surface, sandy beaches and embayments

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Log this species south of Perth in Western Australia

Related links/info

Species names on the Redmap site are based on the Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota or CAAB (http://www.cmar.csiro.au/caab/). This is updated regularly and lists the approved common name, family, species name and more.

Marsh, L. & Slack-Smith, S.M. (2010) Sea stingers and other venomous and poisonous marine invertebrates of Western Australia

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