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Moon jelly (Cnidaria)

LC control 85087151
LC classificationQL377.S4 Zoology
Topical headingMoon jelly (Cnidaria)
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Variant(s)Aurelia aurita
Aurelia aurita labiata
Aurelia dubia
Aurelia flavidula
Medusa aurita
Moon jelly (Coelenterata)
See alsoAurelia
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Found inITIS, June 30, 2009 (Aurelia aurita, valid; synonyms: Aurelia dubia, Aurelia flavidula, Medusa aurita; common name: moon jelly; Aurelia aurita labiata, see Aurelia aurita)
U. Michigan Animal diversity web, June 30, 2009 (under Aurelia labiata: Moon jellies inhabit the coastal regions of the Pacific Ocean from San Diego, California, to Prince William Sound, Alaska. Though Aurelia labiata has been identified solely in this Eastern region of the Pacific Ocean, its close relative A. aurita is a cosmopolitan species that is ecountered in coastal waters around the world. Confusion in identifying the two species may distort the true range of the moon jellies)