[Coral-List] Unusual pink rhizostome jellyfish

Crissy Huffard chuffard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 31 21:02:14 EDT 2010

Dear Eric,

Thanks for this interesting description, which I have forwarded to Steve
Haddock and Mike Dawson, two experts in all things gelatinous.  They may
contact you directly with questions.

In the meantime, please consider posting your observation on Jellywatch
http://www.jellywatch.org/ a fantastic website for compiling observations of
jellies, etc.  Data are freely available to all, and immediately visible on
a Google map.  It's a new project, so please do spread the word if you think
it will be useful in your area.

take care,
Crissy Huffard
Marine Conservation Science and Monitoring Advisor
Conservation International Indonesia

On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 2:05 AM, Eric Coral Inquiry <
ericcoralinquiry at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear listers,
>              I have come across this unusual pink rhizostome
> jellyfish in Kampung Serusup, Tuaran, Sabah, East Malaysia. The bell
> diameter is around 25cm and it has eight oral arms like other
> rhizostome jellyfish but what sets it apart is that it has stinging
> tentacles surrounding the bell margin which, correct me if I am wrong
> - rhizostome jellyfish normally do not have that feature. Would really
> appreciate your help if you can point me to some one who has done work
> in jellyfish and or authority in the area of jellyfish or, like myself
> is interested in jellyfish. Gladly welcome any relevant literature
> that I can use to identify it.  Please contact me so that I can email
> you the pictures for identification.  Thank you.
> Eric Yu S Y
> Aquarist
> No:8-2-2, 3rd Floor, Block E, Raya Court,
> Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88820
> Malaysia
> Phone: +60168233850
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