Purple Stinger

Pelagia noctiluca
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Quick Facts

Scientific name Pelagia noctiluca
Other names Mauve Stinger, Purple-striped Jelly, Purple Jellyfish, Luminous Jellyfish, Night-light Jellyfish
Size Up to 10 cm (3.93 in)
Weight Under .05 kg (.11 lb)


Habitat & AU Distribution Coastal and oceanic waters throughout the water column, typically near the surface
Depth Range 0 - 150 m (492 ft)
Purple Stinger Distribution