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Mauve Stinger

Mauve Stinger Jellyfish (pelagia noctiluca). a smallish jelly, 5-12 feet in diameter and very poisonous. Living at a depth of 100-200 feet in the Pacific Ocean, they eat small fish and moon jellyfish.

PURPLE-STRIPED JELLY (Chrysaora colorata, formerly Pelagia colorata): (Juvenile) a species of jellyfish that exists primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. The bell (body) can grow up to 3 feet, w/a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with the age of the individual, consisting typically of eight marginal long dark arms, and four central frilly oral arms. Its stinging tentacles are used to bring in mainly small prey, including zooplankton, larval fish, & fish eggs.