15 Types of Jellyfish in Indonesia
Indonesia is known as a maritime country where the sea and oceans area are bigger compare to the land area. And because of this, the diversity among the species in the ocean are so diverse. You can find a lot of marine animals in the ocean with different species one to another. Starts from mammal until marine animal that is using its gill to breathe can be found in the ocean. One marine animal that you will see the most in the ocean is jellyfish. And today I would like to share you with about some types of jellyfish in Indonesia so you can know more about the types of jellyfish that exist out there.
- Types of Jellyfish in the Great Barrier Reef
- Types of Jellyfish in The Atlantic Ocean
- List of Marine Invertebrates
1. Bintan jellyfish
The first type of jellyfish we have in Indonesia is known as Bintan Sting. Bintan sting is an Indonesian type of box jellyfish that might also cause several serious damage toward the person who got the stung from this type of jellyfish.
The people who got stung from bintan sting can face a fast and painful death when they do not get a proper and quick treatment.
Increase your knowledge by read about Types of Ocean Parasites, Types of Sea Sponges, and Types of Ocean Shrimp
2. Box Jellyfish
Bintan sting is classified as a box jellyfish. It is named as bintan because the jellyfish it self was founded there. While the box jellyfish it self can be found through out the Indo – Pacific regions.
Most of the box jellyfish population can be found in Australia but we can also find it in Indonesia. Box jellyfish is really popular because it is known for its deadly sting that may lead people who got stung to death.
3. Purple Jellyfish
Purple jellyfish is also known as Pelagia noctiluca. But in the Europe this species of jellyfish is also known as mauve stinger. This species of jellyfish has the ability to glow in the dark because of bioluminescence.
Even though this species of jellyfish is small but it can give a painful sting. It feeds on macrozooplankton and it can be easily to identify because of the colorful pattern and dots on its bell.
4. Phyllorhiza Punctata
Types of jellyfish in Indonesia that you can also find is known as Phyllorhiza Punctata as its scientific name of also known as floating bell. The distribution of this type of jellyfish is starts from Australia to Japan.
However, this type of jellyfish is also can be found in Indonesia and even through out the Indo – Pacific area including Thailand. You can easily identify this type of jellyfish since it has spots on its bell. Even though this species of jellyfish can be classified as a huge jellyfish but it feeds on zooplankton.
See also: Plants That Live In the Pacific Ocean
5. Rhopilema Nomadica
Is an indigenous species of jellyfish from an area that has a tropical waters. This species of jellyfish is quite big and it can reach its weight up to 10 kg with its diameter that can reach the number of 60 cm.
However, there is one jellyfish from this type that reach a number of 90 cm in diameter. The existence of this species of jellyfish can be found in the warm water areas such as Indonesia. And about its body, it can grow and reach the number of 80 cm in diameter.
6. Thalia democratica
The existence of this species of jellyfish can be found in the depth until 100 m beneath the sea. Just like any other species of jellyfish, thalia democratica also feed on small particles and phytoplankton.
Not only that some predators that feed on this species of jellyfish are included seaturtle, marine birds, fish, and heteropods.
See also: Endangered Sea Turtles List
7. Crown Jellyfish
This type of jellyfish can be found through out the Indo – Pacific regions and also East Atlantic region. It has a scientific name of Cephea cephea.
On the other hand, the size of this jellyfish is quite big which can reach a number of 50-60 cm in diameter.
Meanwhile, n another region this type of jellyfish is also known as cauliflower jellyfish.You may want to read about Animals in The Great Barrier Reef.
8. Aequorea forskalea
Also classified as a small jellyfish, this species of jellyfish still can give you quite painful sting. To find it, you can go and take a look along the shores.
To identify this types of jellyfish in Indonesia is kind of quite easy since it has a quite different shape compare to another species of jellyfish.
Moreover, Aequorea forskalea also can glow in the dark because its body has the green flurescent protein.
9. Atolla wyvillei
This species of jellyfish is also known as atolla jellyfish or coronate medusa. Unlike any other jelllyfish that usually will appear in the shallow area, the existence of this atolla jellyfish can be found in the deep sea.
The existence of this species of jellyfish can be found worldwide. Just like most jellyfish, it also has the ability to glow in the dark, it uses it to help them away from the predators.
10. Flame jellyfish
Types of jellyfish in Indonesia that you can find next is flame jellyfish. Flame jellyfish is also known as Rhopilema esculentum as their scientific name. It is called flame because it has a red long tentacles that actually look like flames.
Furthermore, This type of jellyfish have an unique bell compare than others. Their bell can grow and reach the number of 50 cm in diameter and flame jellyfish life span is about one year.
11. Keesingia gigas
Maybe it does not look harmful but actually Keesingia gigas can deliver a deadly sting compare to another jellyfish. This deadly sting can cause the victim to have heart attack and even stroke. That’s why, this type of jellyfish has been recognized as one of dangerous sea animals.
Furthermore, when youcompare to its relative, which is the Irukandji jellyfish, Keesingia gigas is quite big because its size is about a person’s arm length.
12. Cotylorhiza tuberculata
This species of jellyfish basically can be found at most in the southern part of Italy. But, since it loves to be in the warm waters surely you can also find the existence of this species of jellyfish in Indonesia.
On the other hand, unlike most jellyfish, this species of jellyfish is actually harmless to human but you better not touch it since your nails can hurt them and ripped off their bell. Then, increase your knowledge by reading Types of Ocean Trout, Threats to Aquatic Biodiversity, andTypes of Seagrass in the Great Barrier Reef
13. Drymonema dalmatium
Next up we have a strong stinger known as drymonema dalmatium. This species of jellyfish is known as a traveler since it can goes far far away from their native habitat. Dymonema dalmatium is known as a strong stinger due its big size where it can grow and reach the diameter of 1 m for its bell.
However, they are not the largest jellyfish since the largest jellyfish is known as Cyanea capilata which can grow and reach the diameter of 2 m for their bell. For decades, the existence of this species jellyfish is unknown even though their size is huge. This is because they prefer to live the deeper part of the ocean that make them quite hard to detect.
14. Aequorea sp
The existence of this species of jellyfish is kind of rare in Indonesia. To find more of them you can find them along the coastlines in Australia. Their body is radially symmetrical and they also have a quite dangerous sting.
However, even though their sting is quite dangerous this species of jellyfish ill usually just passing by the swimmer or divers. They live in a group or colony.
Fun fact about this species of jellyfish is that they are not chasing their prey since they are an opportunistic jellyfish.
15. Blubber jellyfish
Last one, we have blubber jellyfish that we can find in Indonesia. Blubber jellyfish is also known as Catostylus mosaicus. The color of blubber jellyfish it self is diverse depends on in which habitat they live in.
In Sydney, you will find blubber jellyfish with white or brown color for their bell meanwhile in the north Australia it will usually have blue color. It feeds on plankton, fish, crustaceans, and another small particles.
See also: Animals in The Coral Reef
Those are some types of jellyfish in Indonesia that I can share you with. Hopefully this article can help you to know more about the diversity among the jellyfish species in Indonesia. Not only that, by knowing a huge diversity in Indonesia’s ocean we can now realize that we need to keep the diversity exist. Thank you so much for reading our article and don’t forget to keep following our website deepoceanfacts.com for more interesting yet informative articles.