Purple-striped jellies mysteriously appear near the shores of Monterey in certain seasons. Young cancer crabs are often found clinging to these jellies, even inside the gut. The crab helps the jelly by eating parasitic amphipods. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata)

Purple-striped jellies mysteriously appear near the shores of Monterey in certain seasons. Young cancer crabs are often found clinging to these jellies, even inside the gut. The crab helps the jelly by eating parasitic amphipods. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Author(s)Ben Fertig
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2011-01-15
AlbumFauna > Cnidaria
TypePhoto
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Filesize2 MB
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Required AttributionBen Fertig, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)