JELLIES

Including schyphomedusae, hydromedusae, jellyfish, sea nettle and lion’s mane (the by-the-wind sailor is a floating hydroid).

CN89. LION’S MANE, lion’s mane medusa, lion’s mane jelly, lion’s mane jellyfish, sea blubber, red medusa, sea nettle

Cyanea capillata

CN90. FRIED EGG JELLYFISH, eggyolk jelly, egg yolk jelly

Phacellophora camtschatica, Phacellophora ambiqua, Phacellophora ornata, Phacellophora sicula

CN91. SEA NETTLE, brown jellyfish

Chrysaora fuscescens, Chrysaora helvola

CN92. MOON JELLY, moon jellyfish, moon jelly fish, white sea jelly

Aurelia labiata, Aurelia aurita now deemed a separate species

CN93. CROSS JELLYFISH, cross jelly fish

Mitrocoma cellularia, Halistaura cellularia, Thaumantias cellularia

CN94. SCALLOPED JELLIES including scalloped jellyfish, dinner plate medusa

Solmissus spp.

CN95. WATER JELLIES, water jellyfishes, water jelly fishes, many ribbed medusas, many-ribbed hydromedusas, many-ribbed jellyfishes

Aequorea spp., including Aequorea aequorea, Aequorea forskalea, Aequorea victoria, Aequorea flava

CN96. RED-EYE MEDUSA, penicillate jellyfish, redeye jellyfish, red-eye jellyfish, red-eye jelly fish, red-eyed jellyfish, bell medusa, bell-shaped jellyfish

Polyorchis penicillatus, Polyorchis montereyensis, Polyorchis miniatus

CN97. CLINGING JELLYFISH, orange striped jellyfish, orange striped jelly fish, orange-striped jellyfish, orange jellyfish, angled hydromedusa

Gonionemus vertens, Gonionemus murbachi

CN97A. ROOT-BRANCHED JELLY

Cladonema californicum

CN98. GREGARIOUS JELLYFISH, gregarious jelly fish

Clytia gregaria, Clytia gregarium, Phialidium gregarium, Phialidium languidum

CN98A. BOUGAINIVILLA JELLIES

Bougainvillia spp.

CN99. AGGREGATING JELLY

Eutonina indicans

CN100. THIMBLE JELLYFISHES, including thimble jelly fish

Sarsia spp.

CN101. BLOB-TOP JELLY

Neoturris breviconis, Leuckartiara breviconis, Perigonimus breviconis, Turris breviconis

CN102. TALL-TOP JELLIES

Leuckartiara spp.

CN103. TINY RED SAUSAGE JELLIES

Euphysa spp., including Euphysa flammea, Euphysa japonica

CN104. FOUR TENTACLED JELLY

Aegina citrea, Aegina rosea

CN105. HANGING STOMACH JELLY

Stomotoca atra

CN106. EIGHT-STRAND JELLY

Melicertum octocostatum, Melicertum georgicum

CN107. FOLDED-STOMACH JELLY

Ptychogastria polaris

CN107A. CURTAIN JELLY

Eperetmus typus

CN107B. HELMET JELLY

Periphylla periphylla

CN108. BY-THE-WIND SAILOR, by-the-wind-sailor, purple sailing jellyfish, sail jellyfish, sail jelly fish, purple sail jellyfish

Velella velella, Velella lata

CN109. TAILED JELLY

Nanomia bijuga, Stephanomia bijuga (Nanomia cara is another very similar species and the distribution of both requires...

CN110. BELL-HEADED TAILED JELLY

Praya dubia, Nectodroma dubia

 

At least 15 other species of small jellies have been documented from the Pacific Northwest. To sight any of these nomads drifting about in an incredibly huge oceanic expanse is truly serendipitous.