Jellyfish is also known as Jellies or Sea Jellies. These fishes are found in every ocean, from the surface to deep sea and also found in fresh water. More than 200 species of jellyfish are found In oceans. These are large, beautiful and quite attractive in colors but here we are discussing some of the most commonly known jelly fishes .
Types of Jellyfish
1. Moon Jellyfish
The Moon Jellyfish is the most commonly know among the sea species. It is also known as saucer jellyfish. The name Moonjelly fish can refer to a specific species of jellyfish Aurelia aurita, Because both are quite similar to each other and can only be distinguished genetically. The moon jellyfish varies in size usually between 6 to 8 inches and 20 inches in diameter. Moon Jellyfish stings are mild and non-fatal.
2. Cannonball Jellyfish
A cannonball jellyfish commonly found in deep oceans, it can be from milky brown to yellow in color and looks like a large half-egg shaped mushroom. It can swim through the oceans, pumping water through their eight arms and thereby catch plankton. Connonball is unlike many other species of jellyfish quite nutrient which contain large quantities of protein in the collagen of their bodies.
3. Blue Blubber
Blue Jelly is a species of jellyfish in the Rhizostomeae order. It has about 8 oral arms. These oral arms become fused with the body of the jellyfish near the centre of its body. The most fascinating thing about the oral arms of the blue blubber is that they have minute mouths at the end of the oral arms that themselves transport food to the stomach.
4. Box Jellyfish
Box jellyfish most visibly differ from the “true” or Scyphozoan jellyfish and their umbrellas are cubic in shape , rather than domed or crown-shaped. The umbrella shaped wings help them to move frequently in the water . As a result, box jellyfish can move more rapidly than other jellyfish. In fact, speeds of up to six metres per minute have been recorded. The box jellyfish’s nervous system is also more developed than that of many other jellyfish.
5. Cassiopea Jellyfish
Cassiopea is commonly found in shallow mangrove swamps, mudflats, and turtle grass flats in Florida and various other similar environments around the world, it lives usually upside-down on the bottom of the deep oceans. Cassiopea can be found in various shades of white, blue, green and brown.
6. Comb Jellyfish
Comb jellyfish is, is not a jellyfish at all. Because Jellyfish as a species belong to the phylum, Cnidaria,Whereas, comb jellies are an entire separate phylum themselves called Ctenophora. The phylum is commonly derived from a common characteristic shared by the member species.
7. King Jellyfish
This term of king Jelly fish is used in various citations in the animal kingdom. in reference, The term king is commonly used in reference to the most dangerous snake. In this case, it is the king cobra. Looking at it in that similar context, the king jellyfish can easily be the box jellyfish.
8. Neon Jellyfish
Neon Jellyfish have always been found in deep oceans. It is available in wide range of shapes, wide variety of colors, and innumerable sizes and designs on the body of these Jellyfish have always been a sight to behold.