Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID241445
GroupCoelenterates-Scyphozoan
GenusPhyllorhiza
Speciespunctata
Common NameAustralian spotted jellyfish
StateNC
CountyBrunswick
LocalityIntracoastal Waterway, eastern tip of Sunset Beach (next to Tubbs Inlet, separating Sunset Beach from Ocean Isle Beach)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCoastal Carolina
HUC8 Number03040208
HUC10 NameLittle River
HUC10 Number0304020803
HUC12 NameLower Little River-Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway
HUC12 Number030402080303
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month10
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed ocean current
Statusunknown
Commentsmay be largest of the species ever found according to Monty Graham. It measured ~74 cm; previous record is ~62 cm. Photos
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Disposalleft on beach
VerifierAllen Collins and Monty Graham
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1
Size74 cm
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