3FLife of Jellyfish


Displayed here are some jellyfishes that live around Kagoshima.

Most jellyfish have two phases in their life.  The first is their jellyfish phase in which they float around the water.  The other is their polyp phase when they stick themselves on rocks.  At Kagoshima City Aquarium, not only the parent moon jellyfish, you can observe the entire process in which the polyp turns into an adult.  The polyp splits up into strobila then turns into a small jellyfish called ephyra, then becomes a larva jellyfish. You can observe the whole life of a moon jellyfish.

Creatures of this water tank