Flower Hat Jelly

The Flower Hat Jelly, (Olindias formosa), is a species of jellyfish occurring in the waters mainly off Brazil, Argentina and southern Japan.

This rare species of jellyfish can grow to about 6 inches in diameter. It is characterized by lustrous tentacles that coil and adhere to its rim when not in use. This animal’s bell (body) is translucent and pinstriped with opaque bands, making it easily identifiable.

The sting of this species is painful but is non-lethal to humans. The diet of the Flower Hat Jelly consists mostly of small fish.