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Cassiopea andromeda

Cassiopea andromedais commonly referred to as Upside-down sea jelly. Difficulty in the aquarium: suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only. A aquarium size of at least 5000 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Cassiopea - Upside down Jellyfish, Ägypten 2015


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lexID:
2574 
AphiaID:
135295 
Scientific:
Cassiopea andromeda 
German:
Mangrovenqualle 
English:
Upside-down Sea Jelly 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Scyphozoa (Class) > Rhizostomeae (Order) > Cassiopeidae (Family) > Cassiopea (Genus) > andromeda (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Sea depth:
0 - 640 Meter 
Size:
1 cm - 30 cm 
Temperature:
24,5°C - 26,7°C 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
suitable for large display tanks (public aquarium or zoo) only 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-12-04 18:13:18 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Cassiopea andromeda are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Cassiopea andromeda, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Cassiopea andromeda, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

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Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775)

Sandy mud-flats of shallow waters (up to 5 m depth) Attaches to sandy bottom. Carnivorous; eats small marine animals or bits of them that get caught in its tentacles. It also shoots out nematocysts and mucous to paralyze and catch its prey.

Synonymised names:
Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903 (only species level accepted)
Cassiopea picta Vanhöffen, 1888
Medusa andromeda Forskål, 1775 (synonym)

Direct children (1):
Variety Cassiopea andromeda var. malayensis Maas, 1903 accepted as Cassiopea andromeda (Forskål, 1775) (only species level accepted)

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