Rhopilema verrilli

Scyphozoan Jellyfish

The mushroom jellyfish, so called because its shape resembles a mushroom, has a clear, translucent or creamy white bell with some reddish-brown coloration at the bell margin. It lacks tentacles, but does have oral arms that are subdivided forming finger-like appendages hanging down from the center of the bell. Mushroom jellyfish are found in our waters between July and November and are common in sounds and estuaries. Their sting is mild to no sting.

CAUTION: Do not touch the jellyfish, they can sting even when dead!

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