Stomolophus Meleagris

Amber Brown, Julie Lewis

  • Commonly called the Cannonball Jellyfish
  • Most abundant in the southeastern United States and the Gulf Coast
  • usually around 23.1 degrees C and on average the water salinity is 33.8 ppt.
  • height of 12.7 cm and a width of 18.0 cm.
  • several different color schemes, including milky blue or yellow, with or without a border of brown pigment.
  • 16 short, forked fused orals arms instead of the normal tentacles.
  • uses stinging nematocysts
  • harvested for food mainly in Asia
  • they are fairly innocuous to humans and do not cause much damage. Rarely, the sting can lead to cardiac problems.