STAUROMEDUSAE UK

An online guide to the Stalked jellyfish (Stauromedusae) found
around the coastal waters of the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Includes notes on their identification, and where and how to find them.

Stauromedusae resources
Larger images for printing

Images below are ┬ęDavid Fenwick. The images may be used for non-commercial / personal purposes that promote Stalked jellyfish / stauromedusae or the recording of them.

Cut-out illustrations for printing flyers, newsletters, etc.
Craterolophus convolvulus - lateral view (jpg file, 501Kb)
Craterolophus convolvulus - oral view (jpg file, 304Kb)
Haliclystus octoradiatus - oral view (jpg file, 250Kb)
Calvadosia campanulata - lateral view (jpg file, 565Kb)
Calvadosia campanulata - oral view (jpg file, 326Kb)
Calvadosia cruxmelitensis - lateral view (jpg file, 280Kb)
Calvadosia cruxmelitensis - oral view 1 (jpg file, 557Kb)
Calvadosia cruxmelitensis - oral view 2 (jpg file, 191Kb)

Guide to compare the four most common species of stauromedusae / Stalked jellyfish found around the coasts of Devon and Cornwall. Calvadosia campanulata, Calvadosia cruxmelitensis, Haliclystus octoradiatus and Craterolophus convolvulus. (jpg file, 200Kb).
Print as 'Landscape'.

A basic key to assist with the field identification of stauromedusae found around the coast of the UK
(jpg file, 274Kb).

Print as 'Landscape'.

Searching for Stalked jellyfish

All images ©Carol Tucker, credit for image use to www.stauromedusae.co.uk / Stauromedusae UK; high resolution images available on request E-mail

Searching for Stalked jellyfish in winter / spring 1
Searching for Stalked jellyfish in winter / spring 2
Searching for Stalked jellyfish in winter / spring 3
Searching for Stalked jellyfish in winter / spring 4
Searching using a bathyscope / aquascope 1
Snorkelling in shallow water in summer 1
Snorkelling in shallow water in summer 2
Searching crevices, overhangs and algal fringe 1
Searching crevices, overhangs and algal fringe 2
Searching crevices, overhangs and algal fringe 3
Protective clothing; knee pads, shin guards, dive boots 1

Stauromedusae on the Internet

All the following are external links -

EoL Staurozoa Overview

EoL LifeDesk for Staurozoa

Information and images of stauromedusae by Claudia Mills
Friday Harbor Laboratories and Department of Biology.
University of Washington.

Stauromedusae images on UWPhoto

EoL LifeDesk for Staurozoa

NE Atlantic Cnidaria on Facebook

Marlin - The Marine Life Information Network (Cnidaria)

NBN Gateway

Historical Information

Biodiversity Heritage Library

On the Variation of Haliclystus octoradiatus
by Edward T. Browne, B.A., University College, London.
Quarterly Journal of Microscopical Science. 1895. s2-38:1-8.

Other Internet Resources

Seasearch Identifications on Facebook
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
APHOTOMARINE
AlgaeBase
The Seaweed Site
UK Coastal Wildlife
Sealord Photography
Estran 22
Marine and Estuarine Invertebrates of The Netherlands
Jason Gregory's British Marine Life Pictures

Interactive Met Office Weather Forecast
BBC Weather Tide Times (Penzance / Newlyn)

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