Cubozoa | Chirodropida
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Indo-Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Philippines and Australia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 30.0 cm WD male/unsexed; (Ref. 3078)
Usually shallow water around creeks or mangrove outlets; often reported swimming around pier pilings in search of food (Ref. 3078). Polyps located in situ attached to underside of rocks near a river (Ref. 116835). Coastal inhabitant with alternating life stages: sessile polyps and small medusae in creek systems, while sexually mature highly mobile adult forms are in near-shore at depths less than 5 m. Strong swimmers. To ingest prey, it usually stops swimming and orients it dorsal section of the bell downwards. Forages in mangroves from November to March in Darwin, and feeds predominantly on prawns, while very huge medusa capture fish as well. Avoids habitats where entanglement of their tentacles is at risk (Ref. 116578).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Grzimek, B. 2004. (Ref. 3078)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
): 26 - 29.4, mean 28.3 (based on 1101 cells).
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)