Chrysaora Colorata Research Paper

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Hannah Dillon
Biology 2
Mrs. Walser
August 28, 2015 Chrysaora colorata is the scientific name for what is more commonly known as the purple striped jellyfish. It definitely lives up to its name, on it’s transparent, shimmering white bowl shaped Bell which contrast the twelve to sixteen striking purple strips going down it. It is a predator of zooplankton, copepods, larval fish, ctenophores, salps, other jellies, and fish eggs (Montereybayaquarium.com). Also it as many other relatives living amongst it including Pacific Sea nettle, other jellyfish, sea anemones, and coral. All these wonderful things make up the purple striped jellyfish (aqua.org).
It has radial symmetry which means you can divide that organism in half and the two halves
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These marine species inhabit mostly coastal water. They like warmer water and they dwell in anywheres from zero feet all the way down to sixteen thousand feet. They do have many predators so they always have to be on the defense. Some of their predators include sunfish, sea turtles, tuna, butterfish, spiny dogfish, and blue rockfish. Even though jellyfishes do have tentacles that release nematocysts which injects the animal with toxins, it does not stop animals from eating it because some animals are immune to their sting. Don’t worry the purple striped jellyfish is not endangered. These jellyfish survive anywheres from two to six months but they come from humble beginnings. Death is often caused by rough waters. This type of jellyfish reproduce sexually. Which mean not by themselves they have a partner. They produce year around which is easy for them to do because they live in aggregation otherwise known as groups, which makes it easier for them to find a sexually partner. The only difference between a male and the female is the thickness of the follicles. so make sure it’s the right partner you want, The male then releases gamete from his gonads, sperm and ova is released from the mouth and they fertilize externally. Since they reproduce externally that means there is no polyp stage and they are widely spread out due to currents. The planula larva develops directly into the ephyra stage. The ephyra quickly grows into an adult

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