Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld 1884 (ITIS)
White spotted jellyfish, Australian spotted jellyfish
Australia and the Philippines (Graham et al. 2003)
First discovered in 1981 in California (Carlton and Geller 1993)
Probably entered from the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal on the hulls of ships (Graham et al. 2003)
Preys on native species; negatively impacts shrimp industry by clogging nets and damaging fishing equipment (Ocaña-Luna et al. 2010)
Southeastern U.S. coastal region
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
Carlton, J.T. and J.B. Geller. 1993. Ecological roulette: the global transport of nonindigenous marine organisms. Science 261:78-82.
Graham, W.M., D.L. Martin, D.L. Felder, V.L. Asper, and H.M. Perry. 2003. Ecological and economic implications of a tropical jellyfish invader in the Gulf of Mexico. Biological Invasions 5:53-69.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Phyllorhiza punctata. [Accessed Sep 28, 2023].
Ocaña-Luna, A., M. Sánchez-Ramírez, and R. Aguilar-Durán. 2010. First record of Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884 (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa, Mastigiidae) in Mexico. Aquatic Invasions 5(suppl. 1):S79-S84.