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Cassiopea andromeda


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lexID:
2574 
AphiaID:
135295 
Scientific:
Cassiopea andromeda 
German:
Mangrovenqualle 
English:
Upside-down Sea Jelly 
Category:
 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Scyphozoa (Class) > Rhizostomeae (Order) > Cassiopeidae (Family) > Cassiopea (Genus) > andromeda (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Forsskål, ), 1775 
Occurrence:
Saudi Arabia, Iran, Raja Amat, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Egitto, Filippine, Hawaii, Indopacifico, Mar Egeo, Mar rosso, Mediterraneo, Nuova Caledonia, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Pacifico occidentale, Papua Nuova Guinea 
Sea depth:
0 - 640 Meter 
Size:
1 cm - 30 cm 
Temperature:
24,5°C - 26,7°C 
Food:
Photosynthesis, Oyster eggs, Artemia, Mysis, Naupli di artemia, Zooxantelle/Luce 
Tank:
~ 5000 Liter 
Difficulty:
Mediamente facile 
Offspring:
Possible to breed 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-03-25 12:13:44 

Captive breeding / propagation

The offspring of Cassiopea andromeda are possible. Unfortunately, the number of offspring is not large enough to cover the demand of the trade. If you are interested in Cassiopea andromeda, please ask your dealer for offspring. If you already own Cassiopea andromeda, try breeding yourself. This will help to improve the availability of offspring in the trade and to conserve natural stocks.

Husbandry

(Forsskål, 1775)

Sandy mud-flats of shallow waters (up to 5 m depth) Attaches to sandy bottom. Carnivorous; eats small marine animals or bits of them that get caught in its tentacles. It also shoots out nematocysts and mucous to paralyze and catch its prey.

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