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Mastigias papua Spotted Jelly, Papuan Jellyfish,Golden Medusa, Palau Golden Jellyfish

Mastigias papuais commonly referred to as Spotted Jelly, Papuan Jellyfish,Golden Medusa, Palau Golden Jellyfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for home aquaria!. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.


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Palau Golden Jellyfish - Mastigias papua,2012


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lexID:
4000 
AphiaID:
220485 
Scientific:
Mastigias papua 
German:
Schirmqualle 
English:
Spotted Jelly, Papuan Jellyfish,Golden Medusa, Palau Golden Jellyfish 
Category:
Jellyfish  
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Scyphozoa (Class) > Rhizostomeae (Order) > Mastigiidae (Family) > Mastigias (Genus) > papua (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Lesson, ), 1830 
Occurrence:
Australia, Fiji, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Japan, New Caledonia, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Singapore, Western Pacific Ocean 
Sea depth:
95 - 640 Meter 
Size:
up to 7.87" (20 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 17,6 °F (°C - 17,6°C) 
Food:
Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
Not available as offspring 
Toxicity:
Has a poison harmful to health 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Mastigias albipunctatus
  • Mastigias andersoni
  • Mastigias gracilis
  • Mastigias ocellatus
  • Mastigias pantherinus
  • Mastigias siderea
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-09-11 00:52:19 

Toxicity

This is a general hint!
Mastigias papua has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Mastigias papua in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Mastigias papua. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
[overview_and_url_DE]
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org

Info

Mastigias papua (Lesson, 1830)

The Spotted Jelly or Lagoon Jelly (Mastigias papua) is a species of jellyfish. It lives mainly in the southern Pacific Ocean. Instead of one single mouth, they appear to have several smaller mouth openings in their oral arms. These feed on zooplankton.

Synonymised names:
Cephea papua Lesson, 1830 (synonym)
Mastigias papua var. Sibogae Maas, 1903 (synonym)
Mastigias physophora Kishinouye, 1895 (synonym)
Pseudorhiza thocambaui Agassiz & Mayer, 1899 (synonym)

Direct children (1):
Variety Mastigias papua var. Sibogae Maas, 1903 accepted as Mastigias papua (Lesson, 1830) (synonym)

External links

  1. UnderwaterKwaj, Homepage Scott & Jeanette Johnson (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. Wikipedia (de). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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