ENVIS Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021

Jellyfish

 

Jellyfish is a translucent, animal usually of about 25 – 40 cm in diameter. It can be recognized easily by its four horseshoe-shaped gonads which can easily been seen through the top of its bell shaped body. It feeds by collecting medusa, plankton and mollusks with its tentacles, and bringing them into its body for digestion. It is capable of only limited motion and drifts with the current.