Moon jellyfish

These jellyfish are a common sight around the shores of Japan. They are found over a wide range of habitats throughout the world. The edges of their bells contain a large number of fine tentacles which they use to capture prey such as plankton. This species is only slightly poisonous.

Scientific Name
Aurelia coerulea
Order: Semaeostomeae, Family: Ulmaridae
South of southern Hokkaido, temperate oceans throughout the world