Moon jellyfish

Moon jellyfish

Z140/0038 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.6MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ALEXIS ROSENFELD/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). This is a very common jellyfish found in coastal waters around the world. The moon jellyfish swims horizontally, keeping its bell near the water's surface at all times. It is carnivorous, feeding on zooplankton, which is trapped by the mucus lining on the bell before being moved along channels to the jellyfish's stomach. Although this jellyfish has tentacles containing nematocysts (stinging cells), the nematocysts are not strong enough to pierce human skin. This jellyfish can reach a diameter of 40 centimetres. Photographed in the Red Sea.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: animal, aquatic, aurelia aurita, biological, biology, carnivore, carnivorous, cnidarian, coelenterate, common, fauna, invertebrate, invertebrates, marine, moon jellyfish, nature, ocean, one, red sea, scyphozoa, sea, single, sunlight, swimming, underwater, wildlife, zoological, zoology

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.