Coronamedusae (Subclass) > Coronatae (Order) > Linuchidae (Family)
Linuche unguiculata (Schwartz, 1788)
- Thimble jellyfish (non-native species)
Discomedusae (Subclass) > Rhizostomeae (Order) > Daktyliophorae (Suborder) > Rhizostomatidae (Family)
Rhizostoma pulmo (Macri, 1778)
- Rootmouth, Dustbin lid or Barrel jellyfish
Discomedusae (Subclass) > Semaeostomeae (Order) > Cyaneidae (Family)
Cyanea capillata (Linnaeus, 1758) - Lion's mane jellyfish
Cyanea lamarckii Péron & Lesueur, 1810 - Blue jellyfish
Discomedusae (Subclass) > Semaeostomeae (Order) > Pelagiidae (Family)
Chrysaora hysoscella (Linnaeus, 1767)
- Compass jellyfish
Pelagia noctiluca (Forsskål, 1775) - Mauve stinger
Discomedusae (Subclass) > Semaeostomeae (Order) > Ulmaridae (Family)
Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758)
- Moon jellyfish, Marigold or Sea jelly
Also see Stalked jellyfish (Stauromedusae)
Not to be confused with Staked Jellyfish is the freshwater member of the Hydrozoa called Hydra viridissima. Click here for images of Hydozoa and Anthozoa
The following jelly-like species can also be found stranded on the shore and in coastal waters around the region. They are however hydroids and are not true jellyfish.
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Aequorea vitrina Gosse, 1853
- A Crystal jelly
Physalia physalis - Portuguese man-of-war
- By-the-wind-sailor or Sallee man
Neoturris pileata - A Pandeid hydroid
Click here for images of Hydozoa and Anthozoa
European Names - Jellyfish, Quallen, Kwallen, Meduses, Medusas, Meduse.
European Names - Cnidarians, Nesseltiere, Neteldieren, Cnidaires, Cnidarios, Cnidari.
Recommended places to visit to see Jellyfish -
Par Beach, Cornwall, after southerly wind in summer; from piers in tidal estuaries around Plymouth; Treyarnon Beach, North Cornwall; west end of Carlyon Bay (St. Austell) for Stalked Jellyfish.
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Jellyfish (Carol's Cornwall) - images
Jellyfish (Glaucus) - images and information
Jellyfish (Marlin) - images and information