Mauve stinger

The mauve stinger (Pelagia noctiluca) is considered one of the most abundant and important jellyfish in the western Mediterranean.

Where to find them?

This species is located in one of the aquariums of the Mediterranean habitat of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

It is an oceanic species and its lifecycle is fully pelagic (without a polyp stage). Its presence in coastal waters depends on environmental and climatological conditions.
It is very common in spring and summer, although its presence may be detected throughout the year. It is a bioluminescent species, usually accompanied by young fish of the Carnagidae family.
It is characterised by its reddish colour. Its umbrella is semispherical, with 4 oral arms and 8 marginal tentacles which can measure up to 2 metres.
The Surface of the umbrella is covered with brown warts. Young luminous jellyfish can be light brown, instead of pink.

Danger to humans

Muy urticante.