White-spotted jellyfish

The white-spotted jellyfish (Phyllorhiza punctata) is an invasive species native to the Indo-Pacific. It is slightly stinging and does not pose a risk to human health.

Where to find them?

You can learn more about it in the Mediterranean habitat of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

This invasive jellyfish accessed the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal. In 2010, it was described for the first time south of the Catalan coast, in the Ebro Delta.
It does not pose a risk to human health, but it is a risk to marine ecosystems.
It is characterised by its semispherical umbrella with evenly distributed white crystalline dots.

Danger to humans

Slight sting