Moon jellyfish, named for their translucent, moonlike circular bell. Moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell. Prey is stored in pouches until the oral arms pick it up and begin to digest it. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata)

Moon jellyfish, named for their translucent, moonlike circular bell. Moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell. Prey is stored in pouches until the oral arms pick it up and begin to digest it. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-27
AlbumFauna > Cnidaria
TypePhoto
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Filesize1 MB
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Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)