Violet Jellyfish (Thusanostoma thysanura)


Violet Jellyfish (Thysanostoma thysanura) are found in open sea from Japan to South East Asia. Some individuals near Japan have a bright purple colour on their body and it tend to be more brownish towards South East Sea. Horse mackerel fish are often seen living under their umbrellas. Long-term breeding is difficult, and it is unclear how Ephyra grows and matures.
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Species Information
  • Harmful to humans: No
  • Distribution: Western Pacific: Indonesia, Australia, Philippines, Japan and Palau.
  • Maximum Bell Size: 12 cm (4.72 inches)
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  • Photosynthetic: No
  • Care level: Hard