Aglauropsis aeora Mills, Rees & Hand, 1976
Phylum Cnidaria / Class Hydrozoa / Order Limnomedusae / Family Olindiasidae

You probably won’t encounter this attractive limnomedusa very often – it’s known only from several locations in central California, including Monterey Bay. The most conspicuous feature are the 4 folded curtain-like gonads, whitish or pale blue-green in color, extending along the length of each radial canal. The central manubrium has 4 frilly lips. The bell is transparent with a diameter up to 2 cm.  Lining the bell margin is a relatively broad ring canal and 60 to 100 statocysts. About 200 tentacles of different lengths attach at varying heights above the bell margin.

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