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Spotted Jelly
Spotted Jelly
General Information
Universe Real Life
Aliases Golden Medusa
Lagoon Jelly
Papuan Jellyfish
Classification Mastigias papua
Species Type Mastigias jellyfish
Homeworld Indo-Pacific region
Intelligence Non-Sapient
Biochemistry Carbon-based lifeform
Biological Information
Lifespan 4 months
Reproduction Sexual
Locomotion Floating
Prey Zooplankton
Lineage Information
Descendant(s) Golden Jellyfish
Related Species Mastigias albipunctatus
Mastigias andersoni
Mastigias gracilis
Mastigias ocellatus
Mastigias pantherinus
Mastigias sidereus
Cultural Information
Alignment Neutral
Personality Mindless
Sociocultral characteristics
Scientific Taxonomy
Planet Earth
Domain Eukaryota
Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Eumetazoa
Phylum Cnidaria
Subphylum Medusozoa
Class Scyphozoa
Order Rhizostomeae
Suborder Kolpophorae
Family Mastigiidae
Genus Mastigias
Species papua
Other Information
Status Data Deficient

The spotted jelly, lagoon jelly, golden medusa, or Papuan jellyfish (Mastigias papua) is a species of jellyfish from the Indo-Pacific. Instead of one single mouth, they have several smaller mouth openings in their oral arms, which are used to feed on zooplankton.

They have a lifespan of approximately 4 months and are active primarily in mid-summer to early autumn.

Spotted vs Golden Jellies

Comparison between the Spotted Jelly and a Golden Jellyfish.

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