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Moon jellyfish (Aurelia labiata)

Moon jellyfish, named for their translucent, moonlike circular bell. Moon jellies have a short, fine fringe (cilia) that sweeps food toward the mucous layer on the edge of the bell. Prey is stored in pouches until the oral arms pick it up and begin to digest it. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Keywords:aquaria, Jellyfish
Author Name:Ben Fertig
Author Company:IAN, UMCES
Date Created:01/27/2011
Media Type:Photo
Dimensions:1600 x 1200 pixels
File Size:1.37 MB