Chrysaora hysoscella   (Linnaeus,1766)

compass jellyfish

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Scyphozoa | Semaeostomeae | Pelagiidae

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Pelagic; depth range 0 - 500 m (Ref. 3292), usually 0 - 150 m (Ref. 3292).  Tropical; 13°C - 21°C (Ref. 3292); 60°N - 27°S, 60°W - 15°E (Ref. 3292)

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 20.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 2992)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found inshore, more dominant at dusk (Figure 3, Ref. 3292). Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa (Ref. 833).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Members of the class Scyphozoa are gonochoric. Life cycle: Egg is laid by the adult medusa which later develops into a free-living planula, then to a scyphistoma to a strobila, and lastly to a free-living young medusa.

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kramp, P.L. 1961. (Ref. 2992)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

Human uses


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Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Low vulnerability (16 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown