Specimen Information

Phyllorhiza punctata
Phyllorhiza punctata
(Australian spotted jellyfish)

Specimen ID163799
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
CountySt. Bernard
LocalityGulf of Mexico, near Chandeleur Islands
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEastern Louisiana Coastal
HUC8 Number08090203
Collection Day2
Collection Month9
Collection Year2000
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
CommentsJellyfish observed south of Dauphin Island, north of Petit Bois and Horn Islands, and none between Ship and Cat Islands. Highest densities were seen between Cat Island and Halfmoon Island near the mouth of Lake Borgne. Some were noted on the north and east sides of Chandeluer Islands in Louisiana. Numbers decreased dramatically from flyovers in July and August.
Record TypePersonal communication


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/12/2024].

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