Australian Spotted Jellyfish (topview)

Phyllorhiza punctata

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Phyllorhiza punctata is a species of jellyfish, also known as the Floating Bell,Australian spotted jellyfish or the white-spotted jellyfish. It is native to the West Pacific from Australia to Japan, but has been introduced widely elsewhere. It feeds primarily on zooplankton. P. punctata average 45–50 centimetres (18–20 in) in bell diameter but in October 2007, one 72 cm (28 in) wide, perhaps the largest ever recorded, was found on Sunset Beach, North Carolina.

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