Aurelia labiata


Mature medusa

Swimming planulae

Scyphistoma with developing mouth and four rudimentary primary tentacles (2 days post settlement)



Four primary tentacles further developed

Early eight tentacles stage: scyphistomae with four well developed primary tentacles and additional four rudimentary secondary tentacles developing

16 tentacles stage



Cluster of mature scyphistomae

Scyphistomae beginning to strobilate (neck elongation and segmentation phase)

Strobila ready to release ephyrae



Newly released ephyra

Juvenile medusa

Mature medusa



Images & text: Chad Widmer