Sea nettle

Chrysaora quinquechirrha

Family Pelagiidae - jellyfishes

Bell gelatinous, bowl-shaped, broader than deep; color is translucent to opaque white, usually has small white spots and radiating reddish brown stripes; the bell is slightly indented (notched) in 8 spots, 1 long tentacle emerges from each notch, several shorter tentacles emerge from between the notches, 24-40 tentacles in all; 4 long convoluted oral arms hang beneath the bell; sting is moderate to severe.
Similar Species
The radiating brown stripes distinguish this jelly from others.
Gulf and bay
Maximum Size
25 cm (10 in)
Other Common Names
Previous Scientific Names
C. quinquecirrha, Dactylometra quinquecirrha