What is a Moon Jellyfish?
By Alexis

Habitat Eating Habits Size What is an invertebrate? What Do they look Like?
The Life Cycle How did the Moon Jellyfish get it's name? Predators What are they made of? Fun Facts!
behavior Conservation status  bibliography

Moon jellyfish live in the salty waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Atlantic Ocean. If you find a moon jellyfish, you will probably find it in a big group of fish. You would also have to go to the dark parts of the ocean.

This is a raft of moon jellyfish.

Eating Habits
Moon jellyfish are carnivores. The main food that moon jellyfish feed on is zoo plankton. They eat crustaceans, copepods, rotifers, small plankton, diatoms, protozoon's, and eggs.

Moon jellyfish range from 5-40cm. in circumference.

What is an invertebrate?
Invertebrates are animals without a backbone. Moon jellyfish are invertebrates.

What Do They Look Like?
Moon jellyfish are recognized by their exquisite coloring and often recognized by their colors and their stripes.

This is is what a moon jellyfish looks like.

The Life Cycle
Moon jelly fish start out as planula larva. Then they grow into a polyp. From a polyp they grow into a budding polyp. Then they grow into an ephyra. Then they are an adult. Eventually, they reproduce and die. Here is a picture of the life cycle.

How did the Moon Jellyfish get its name?
The moon jellyfish got its name by its round body.

 Their predators are turtles, Mola Mola, and other jellyfish.

What Are They Made of?
Moon Jellyfish are made of 96% water, 2%  protein, and are known to be generations zoo

Fun Facts!
         Most only have four stomachs, but there are some unique ones with 3, 5, or 7! Moon jellyfish  don't have a brain, a heart, lungs, eyes, or a central nervous system! They have radial symmetry, allowing them to catch food from every side of their body! Moon jellyfish have the ability to regrow and repair themselves! The diameter of their bell is about the diameter of a dinner plate!

Moon jellyfish swim horizontally with their bell facing the ocean surface. As they swim, they spread their tentacles to the largest areas, allowing them to catch food easier.

Conservation Status
Moon jellyfish are currently populated. They are net threatened, endangered, ect.

Marine Bio
moon jellyfish

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