An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland.

Jellyfish images (Class Scyphozoa)
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

Aurelia aurita (Linnaeus, 1758) - Moon jellyfish polyps

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
Velella velella - 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.

For images and information about Sea Anemones visit -
Jellyfish (Glaucus) - images and information
Jellyfish (Marlin) - images and information

Sealife Survey
Record UK marine life using the the Marine Biological Association's Sealife Survey (external link)

Jellyfish Scyphozoa Images UK