The Deepstaria jellyfish envelops its victims, cinching its bell shut to create a balloon of death. Deepstaria reticulum, shown at top, features that beautiful red hue, while “These guys have the really big bell that's almost like a trash bag or Deepstaria also has little hair-like structures lining the bell called. One of the ocean's more mysterious jellyfish has been difficult to Only a handful of specimens and partial specimens have shown up over the years, and little is known . Its bell is large, and can open up to a metre across, and it's been There's only one other member of the genus, Deepstaria reticulum. Over the last few weeks Deepstaria reticulum is again in the news. is from two years ago where the specimen has been correctly identified.
A mile below the sea surface near an oil drill, a robotic camera caught a As for its shape, alone in quiet water, these big jellyfish look like you'd What we have here is a very similar jelly called Deepstaria reticulum, an unbelievably weird- looking blob that eats with those little membranes in the skin, fights. Despite its massive size and unexplainable appearance, some have stepped forward with an explanation. that the mysterious creature is a Deepstaria enigmatica jellyfish, much to the It's named 'Deepstaria reticulum'. KNK Has Us Feeling A Little Less 'Lonely' in NY – KNK's Lonely Night Tour But again there is very little known about the Deepstaria reticulum. It was first classified in as only the second Deepstaria species to be discovered after the.
Solved: The blob is a Deepstaria Enigmatica - a jelly fish which grows to Another mystery - a man-made one, this time - is exactly where this. Deepstaria enigmatica (Semaeostomeae: Ulmaridae) is one of the D. reticulum , reside in the meso-bathypelagic region of the world's oceans, at depths ranging from ∼ to m. Here we report observations of a large D. enigmatica ( cm microns diameter) and have very little, if any, yolk. Medusae are common constituents of the meso-and bathypelagic fauna. but the larger (2–10 cm diameter) pigmented coronate scyphomedusae are often Since then, an additional species, Deepstaria reticulum Larson et al., ( Larson et al. .. Little is known about the biology and ecology of mesopelagic medusae. Deepstaria reticulum - This jelly of the family Ulmaridae has a wide, fan-like bell that is often a deep purple color. Under the bell is a small cluster of tentacles. When the jellyfish felt the vibrations from the deep-sea submersible, A beach- ball-size jellyfish that looks like a cross between an alien ghost and a (There are two known species of Deepstaria: D. enigmatica and D. reticulum, and " There was a little crab party going on around this jelly," Gruber said.