(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
Log this species south of Perth in Western Australia
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