Atolla wyvillei   Haeckel,  1880 (Jellyfish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Scyphozoa

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Size: Bell diameter 25-30 mm

Central lens 20 mm in diameter. Tentacles 20 in number alternating with equal number of rhopalar pedalia which are very small. Marginal lappets much contracted, most of them dropped off.

They have both sexual and asexual reproduction. Asexual reproduction takes place by budding and fragmentation. Sexual stage is seen in the summer months, asexual stage is a small benthic polyp which is perennial. The polyp generally buds larval scyphomedusae during the spring.

Synonym (s)
Atolla wyvillei Fagetti, 1973

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Coastal
Trophic Level:  Consumer
Prey:  Benthic animals with crustaceans being the major food choice


• West Bengal, Off Gangetic Delta INDIA (Record: 1931)
• Andaman Sea (Record: 1931)
• Lakshadweep Sea (Record: 1931)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Off Kistna Delta INDIA (Record: 1931)
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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