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Thread-tentacled jellyfish
Aequorea sp.
Class Hydrozoa
updated Dec 2019
Where seen? This small jellyfish sometimes seen on some of our shores. Several may be seen, and then none seen again for some time.

Features: Bell about 5-8cm, long thin thread-like tentacles from the edges of the bell 10-15cm long. Bell has radiating white patterns. Those washed ashore look like blobs of jelly.

This jellyfish belongs to Class Hydrozoa which include members that look more like bushes.

Tuas, Apr 04

Washed ashore.
Chek Jawa, Apr 02
Chek Jawa, Oct 07

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, the animals are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Thread-tentacled jellyfishes on Singapore shores
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Beting Bronok, Jun 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.
Pasir Ris Park, Jan 20
Photo shared by Kelvin Yong on facebook.

Lazarus Island, Nov 19
Photo shared by Kelvin Yong on facebook.

Pulau Semakau North, Apr 17
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on facebook.

Terumbu Bemban, Apr 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Grateful thanks to Prof Michael N Dawson of the University of California, Merced for the identification.

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