Purple Striped, Jellyfish

Tentacles
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Its tentacles can vary from deep purple to a pale lavender. Its sting can be painful but is generally not fatal.


Purple-striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) external link   •  Also known as Chrysaora Colorata and the Mauve Stinger.   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:16 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2216
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Long Oral Arms
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Its four frilly central oral arms can become quite long.


Purple-striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) external link   •  Also known as Chrysaora Colorata and the Mauve Stinger.   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:00:48 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2215
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May Not Be Striped
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The Purple-striped Jellyfish is not always striped. Its stripes vary through the year and depend on the jellyfish's age.


Purple-striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) external link   •  Also known as Chrysaora Colorata and the Mauve Stinger.   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:00:48 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2214
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Pale Tentacles
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Here is another Purple-striped Jellyfish with paler tentacles.


Purple-striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) external link   •  Also known as Chrysaora Colorata and the Mauve Stinger.   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:19 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2217
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Looking Up Inside
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Often cancer crabs make home in the jellyfish and eat the parasitic amphipods that feed on and damage the jelly


Purple-striped Jellyfish (Chrysaora colorata) external link   •  Also known as Chrysaora Colorata and the Mauve Stinger.   •  Monterey Bay Aquarium internal link   •  886 Cannery Row, Monterey, California   •  (Photo posted Saturday 12 November 2011)   •  (Photo taken 16:01:35 Wednesday 20 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_2218
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