Body with rounded top (bell) and eight textured arms, each arm with three "wings". Colour brown, white or pale blue. White cross inside body, visible through the bell. Bell up to 35 cm across.
Blue Blubbers often aggregate in large numbers in Victorian waters. They have no tentacles, but they do have stinging cells along the arms which help catch prey. In Port Phillip Bay, they may have isopods, amphipods and/or parasitic anemones living upon them. The have been trialed for aquculture and may one day be farmed for human food.
Estuaries and open water, may drift near shore due to tide and winds.
Torres Strait and eastern Australia.
Mild sting possible.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed