Specimen Information

Phyllorhiza punctata
Phyllorhiza punctata
(Australian spotted jellyfish)
Coelenterates-Scyphozoan
Exotic

Specimen ID163791
GroupCoelenterates-Scyphozoan
GenusPhyllorhiza
Speciespunctata
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
StateMS
CountyJackson
LocalityMississippi Sound at Dog Keys Pass, Horn Island
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMississippi Coastal
HUC8 Number03170009
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
CommentsSpotted jellyfish were widely distrubuted, but sparse in the area on July 8 &9. On July 15 & 16, the jellyfish were abundant. On July 22 & 23, the jellyfish were very abundant in a tide rip on a rising tide.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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