Specimen Information

Phyllorhiza punctata
Phyllorhiza punctata
(Australian spotted jellyfish)

Specimen ID166833
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
CountySt. Johns
LocalityGuana Lake (also known as Lake Ponte Vedra), located in South Ponte Vedra Beach
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameDaytona-St. Augustine
HUC8 Number03080201
HUC10 NameTolomato River
HUC10 Number0308020105
HUC12 NameLower Tolomato River
HUC12 Number030802010502
Collection Day21
Collection Month7
Collection Year2006
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed ocean current
CommentsFound where Guana Lake flows into Guana River at the Guana River Dam. Guana River then flows into the Tolomato River and then out the St Augustine Inlet into the Atlantic Ocean. Water temp - 28.5C and salinity - 36ppt. Photos. Specimen sent to Dauphin Island Sea Lab for DNA analysis. Several more were seen a few days later.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Number Collected1
Size5 inches


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/13/2022].

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