colonial stalked jellyfish
Wednesday 1st December 2010

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Staurozoa sp
Common Name       Colonial stalked jellyfish
Photgrapher Evania Lombatd
Dive Site (PE)-Shark Gully
Date 29/05/2010
Depth 15m
Size 15mm





Remarks from the Southern Underwater Research Group  (http:/

Georgina Jones

  Staurozoa sp (Colonial stalked jellyfish)

From: Georgina Jones
(A field guide to the Marine Animals of the Cape Peninsula)

 Hi Johan, just to let you know that George Branch(Two Oceans) thinks your beast is probably a cnidarian because of its radial symmetry and tentacles, and
 that it might be a colonial stalked jellyfish, but he's not sure... he's never seen anything like it himself. So he's asking some other
 experts... I'll let you know more as and when they get back to him!
 best wishes

From : EasternCapeScubaDiving
HI Georgina

Attached two photos of the specie in question
Can you Id it
 Photgraphed on 2010-06-02 at Shark gully near the bellboy in Algoa
 Bay by Evania Lombard
 The depth was +/- 17m and the specie was about 80mm in total size
 with the bells about 10mm each
 Compare size with hunchback amphipod next to it
 Thanks for all the help


























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