Acromitus flagellatus   (Haeckel)  (Jellyfish)
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Class: Scyphozoa

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Size: Bell diameter 90-120 mm; Width to 20 cm.

Color: Near-white bell with or without irregular dar (rd) brown spots, especially peripherally. Brown spots on exumbrella, usually more in the central part than on the margin.

Granulation on exumbrella. Ostia broad and open. Mouth-arms more or less equal, stout, and as long as or longer than the radius of the umbrella. Terminal mouth-arm filaments long in some and rudimentary in others. Bell hemispherical, slightly pointed with smooth to finely granulated surface. Mouth-arms with basal regions joined by membrane, tapering to blunt point.

Synonym (s)
Himantostoma flagellata Mass, 1903
Acromitus flagellatus Stiasny, 1920
Acromitus flagellatus Kramp, 1961

Common Name (s)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Pelagic, Estuarine, Coastal


• Bay of Bengal (Lat: 15) (Long: 90) INDIA
• West Bengal, Digha Coast (Lat: 21.61) (Long: 87.53) INDIA
• West Bengal, Canning Town INDIA (Record: 1931)
• West Bengal, Sunderbans INDIA (Record: 1931)
• West Bengal, Gosaba INDIA (Record: 15/09/1984)
• West Bengal, Kakdwip INDIA (Record: 27/12/1987)
• Orissa, Puri Coast INDIA (Record: 1931)
• Tamil Nadu, Tuticorin INDIA (Record: 1931)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA (Record: 1941)
• Kerala, Kochi Backwaters INDIA (Record: 1931)
• Karnataka, Karwar Coast INDIA (Record: 1951)
• Bay of Bengal (Record: 1931)
• Tamil Nadu, Chennai Coast INDIA
• West Bengal, South 24 Parganas INDIA
• West Bengal, Medinipur INDIA
• Andhra Pradesh, Vasishta Godavari estuary INDIA (Record: 10/1981-06/1983)
• Tamil Nadu, Adyar Backwaters INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Cooum Estuary (Lat: 13.16) (Long: 80.26) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
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