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.

Serpent Project
Lucernaria bathyphila Haeckel, 1880 - A Stalked jellyfish
Stalked jellyfish
Lucernaria bathyphila
- lateral view 1

Stalked jellyfish
Lucernaria bathyphila
- lateral view 2

First image - Identification based on morphological characters and the depth/locality of specimen.

Second image - Identification of species by photo, identification confirmed by Allen Collins at the Smithsonian Museum. Species thought to be feeding.

Images of Lucernaria bathyphila kindly supplied by and copyright SERPENT Project. Further information on this species can be found in the SERPENT Media Archive. Images were taken of the species offshore, in the deeper areas of the Faroe-Shetland Channel, where the species is reputed to be fairly common.

Stauromedusae UK - Species Account for Lucernaria bathyphila

Lucernaria bathyphila image copyright Serpent Project Media Archive