Crown Jellyfish (Cephea Cephea)


Cephea cephea, also known as the Crown Jellyfish or the Cauliflower Jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish inhabits the pelagic zone of tropical and sub-tropical waters and is most commonly found in the Indo-West Pacific, eastern Atlantic and the Red Sea. It is named for its distinctive shape, which resembles a crown or a cauliflower.

The bell of the crown jellyfish can reach up to 60 centimeters in diameter and is typically transparent or light blue in color. It has a distinctive pattern of radial canals and oral arms that extend from the center of the bell, giving it a crown-like appearance. It also has numerous small, delicate tentacles that it uses to capture its prey.

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Species Information

  • Harmful to humans: No
  • Distribution: Indo-Pacific, Red sea, West Africa off Atlantic
  • Maximum Bell Size: 50- 60cm
  • Life Span: 3 – 6months
  • Feeding: Freshly hatched baby brine shrimp, coral reef food
  • Temperature: 24-28°C (75 – 82°F)
  • Photosynthetic: No
  • Care level: Difficult