Top of body (bell) has eight rounded lobes, each lobe with a cleft in the middle. Bell much thicker in middle than at edges. Arms purple throughout, bell deep reddish brown (may be clear in small specimens). Tentacles numerous, long and fine. Bell usually 25 cm across, up to 1 m across.
This jellyfish has been mistaken for similar species and as a result there is uncertainty around its distribution.
Open water, may drift to shore, to depth of 20 m.
Minor to moderately severe sting possible.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed