Rhopilema nomadica
Rhopilema nomadica

Rhopilema nomadica, the nomad jellyfish, is a jellyfish indigenous to tropical warm waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. Since 1970's it has been also found in Mediterranean Sea, where it entered via the Suez Canal (Lessepsian migration). It has been found in the Eastern Mediterranean, off the coast of Lebanon, Israel, Turkey, and in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Greece. R. nomadica's body is light blue and the bell is rounded. It can grow up to 10 kg of weight, and its bell is commonly 40–60 cm in diameter, but can be up to 90 cm. The European Union lists it as one of the worst invasive marine species in European waters.

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Diet and Nutrition

R. nomadica are planktotrophic, meaning that they feed off of plankton for their nutritional and also for their survival needs.


1. Rhopilema nomadica Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhopilema_nomadica

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