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This species is also known as a "lagoon jelly" because it lives in bays, harbors and lagoons in the South Pacific. Spotted jellies have rounded bells and strange clumps of oral arms? .with clublike appendages that hang down below. Instead of a single mouth, they have many small mouth openings on their oral-arms, which capture small animal plankton. In addition, each jelly grows a crop of algae, which gives them a greenish-brown color. They harvest some of their food directly from the algae (MBA 2009)
  • spotted jelly
  • jellyfish
  • jelly fish
  • invertebrate
  • marine inverebrate
  • cnidaria
  • cnidarian
  • lagoon jelly