Fried egg jellyfish

The fried egg jellyfish (Phacellophora camtschatica) can measure up to 6 metres from its bell to the end of its tentacles.

Where to find them?

You can learn more about it in the Temperate habitat of the Valencian aquarium.

General aspects

The fried egg jellyfish lives at shallow depths, not exceeding 50 metres.
Its geographic distribution mainly encompasses the areas of the western Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean and the Pacific Ocean.
Its sting being very mild, the larvae of some species of crab and amphipods can travel inside or on its umbrella.
It must not be confused with the smaller Cotylorhiza tuberculata, also called a fried egg jellyfish, with blue tentacles, which lives in warmer areas.

Danger to humans

Slight sting.