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Craspedacusta sowerbii The freshwater jellyfish  Craspedacusta sowerbii,Geotagged,Netherlands,Summer Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Welcome to JungleDragon! Great Photos! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Hi and thanks for the comment! I heard about this site in the Flickr group Macro Images for Scientists.
      Gr Jeroen.
      Posted 4 years ago
      1. You've come to the right place, glad you found us :) Posted 4 years ago
  2. Absolutely stunning!
    Posted 4 years ago
    1. thanks for the compliment! Posted 4 years ago
  3. Wonderful image. What a beautiful invader. Posted 4 years ago
  4. amazing... Posted 7 months ago

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''Craspedacusta sowerbii'' is a freshwater jellyfish in the phylum Cnidaria. Since it is classified as a hydrozoan, it is one of many jellyfish that are also known as hydromedusae. Hydromedusan jellyfish differ from scyphozoan jellyfish because they have a muscular, shelf-like structure called a velum on the ventral surface, attached to the bell margin. Originally from the Yangtze basin in China, ''C. sowerbii'' is an invasive species now found throughout the world in bodies of fresh water.

Similar species: Limnomedusae
Species identified by JHoppenbrouwers
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By JHoppenbrouwers

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Uploaded Mar 11, 2016. Captured Jul 19, 2015 17:29 in Gastelsedijk Zuid 12A, 4751 VG Oud Gastel, Netherlands.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/1.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO400