Mini Conehead Jellies Patrol the Seas… Who Knew?

Mini Conehead Jellies Patrol the Seas... Who Knew?

 © David Luquet
via: finstrokes.com
© Carré Claude
Habitat: North Atlantic Ocean including Mediterranean Sea; E and W South Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans
Status: No Conservation Concerns
These transparent weirdos are scientifically known as Neoturris pileata but I like to refer to them as Conehead Jellies for obvious reasons. These pictures are a bit deceiving though, for the jellies appear to be pretty big don’t they? In actuality, the bell only reaches lengths of around 30-35 mm high (up to 40 mm when the cone-like projection is well-developed) and up to 25 mm wide.

It does have around 60-80 densely packed tentacles, but I doubt they make it appear very menacing. I’m actually quite fond of these little buggers :)