Spotted Jelly

Rarity: Common

Venomous: Yes

Venom intensity: 1🔥/5 (light)

Size: Up to 20cm in diameter

Particularity: Cartilaginous tissue on the umbrella (white spots)

Scientific name: Mastigias papua

This jellyfish can be found in the Indo-Pacific ocean, especially in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Australia.

The spotted jelly's poison in often said to be unharmful, but Kamo Aquarium's director has already been stung by one and said the pain was quite intense. The white dots on the jelly's umbrella are in reality cartilaginous tissue that is there to improve the solidity of the umbrella's structure.

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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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