Blue Fire Jellyfish (Cyanea lamarckii)

Overview

This species is found in the pelagic zone off the west coast of Scotland, the North Sea and the Irish Sea, sometimes with the more common Lion's Mane Jellyfish

Species Information

  • Harmful to humans: Partially - Stings from captive bred species are usually undetectable, however may cause irritation to those with sensitive skin
  • Distribution: West of Scotland, the Irish Sea, the North Sea
  • Maximum Bell Size: 30 cm (11.8 inches)
  • Life Span:  1 year 
  • Feeding: Small plankton, small mysid, shrimp and fish, other jellyfish
  • Temperature: 13 – 18°C (55 – 65°F)
  • Photosynthetic: No
  • Care level: Difficult
  • Notes: