Bell (body) lens-shaped, much thicker in the middle than at the edges. Numerous simple radial canals around the outside of the bell, with gonads extending along them. Large stomach in the centre, ringed by the radial canals. Numerous fine marginal tentacles. Usually colourless and transparent. Up to 1.8 m wide.
These jellyfish produce a fluorescent protein that has been used by many scientists in biomedical research. There are several species around Australia, however, they are difficult to differentiate.
Open water, near surface to depth of 2000 m.
Not known to be dangerous to humans.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed