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Blue Blubber Jelly

Scientific Name: Catostylus mosaicus

Description: Unlike other stingers, true jellyfish are not attached and largely drift through the water capturing food with tentacles that hang beneath them and draw the food into the mouth. The Blue Blubber has a large bluish bell and four pointed tentacles beneath that make it look like a rocket ship. There is no obvious mouth on the underside but there are small openings on each arm through which food is passed to the stomach. The tentacles also have stinging cells that can capture tiny crustaceans and other plankton.

Type: Stinger
Where to find: Water Column
Size: 35cm