The stinging cells are used to paralyse prey. The name of the jellyfish belonging to the Chrysaora genus comes from Chrysaor, the son of Medusa in Greek mythology.
- Scientific name:
- Chrysaora fuscescens
- Year of description:
- Brandt, 1835
- IUCN Status:
- Not Evaluated
It lives in the fresh waters of the North Pacific. It can be found from Siberia and Alaska to Mexico.
The Pacific sea nettle is a pelagic species, which means that it lives in the open water.
The bell of this jellyfish can reach a size of over 30 cm.
Zooplankton and pieces of fish and shrimp.