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Stomolophus meleagris (cannonball jelly)

Wikipedia Abstract

The cannonball jellyfish (Stomolophus meleagris), also known as the cabbage head jellyfish, is a species of jellyfish in the family Stomolophidae. Its common name derives from its similarity to a cannonball in shape and size. Its dome-shaped bell can reach 25 cm (10 in) in diameter and the rim is sometimes colored with brown pigment. Underneath of the body is a cluster of oral arms that extend out around the mouth. These arms function as a way of propulsion and aid in catching prey. Cannonballs are prominent from North America's eastern seaboard all the way to Brazil, but are also found in parts of the Pacific.
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Prey / Diet

Sciaenops ocellatus (Spotted bass)[1]


Chaetodipterus faber (White angelfish)[1]
Dermochelys coriacea (Leatherback Sea Turtle)[1]


Parasitized by 
Dibothriorhynchus dinoi <Unverified Name>[2]


W North & South Atlantic, North Pacific;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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