Japanese Sea Nettle

Rarity: Rare

Venomous: Yes

Venom intensity: 4🔥/5 (intensely painful)

Size: Up to 2m in length

Particularity: Also called the "sneeze jelly" in Japanese (hakushon kurage ハクションクラゲ)

Scientific name: Chrysaora Pacifica

This jellyfish can be found in Japan's seas, from Southern Hokkaidô down to the south. Its poison is extremely painful. When out of water for too long, the jellyfish's cnidocytes (poisonous needles) dry out and fly in the air, causing irritations in the human's respirative system, resulting in repeated sneezes, hence its name in Japanese: hakushon-kurage (= the "achoo" jellyfish).


DEGAM Tsuruoka Tourism Bureau (General Incorporated Association)

Address: 3-1 Suehiromachi, MARICA East Building, 2nd floor, Tsuruoka, Yamagata 997-0015, JAPAN

TEL: (+81) 0235-26-1218

E-mail: tsuruoka@degam.jp

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