The Lion's Mane jellyfish is the largest known species of Jellyfish. It is confined to cold waters of the Northern Atlantic, Arctic and Northern Pacific Oceans. It usually lives to about 12 months of age. This jellyfish also harbours a powerful sting that it uses to catch its prey. It has tentacles around 190 feet long and a diameter of almost 7 feet wide. It's mane of long hair like tentacles hanging from the underside of its body is how it got the name "Lion's Mane"
Lion's Mane Jellyfish - Capable of attaining a bell diameter of 8.2 ft, these jellyfish can vary greatly in size. At 120 feet in length, the largest known specimen was longer than a blue whale and is considered one of the longest known animals in the world.
The Lions Mane Jellyfish is the largest jellyfish in the world. They have been swimming in arctic waters since before dinosaurs (over 650 million years ago) and are among some of the oldest surviving species in the world.
The Lion's mane jellyfish can grow to a size of more than two meters in diameter. They have a powerful sting and will reel in their prey with their sticky tentacles. The jellyfish are mainly feed on zooplankton, small fish, ctenophores, and the moon jelly.
small commensal fish uses venomous tentacles of lion's mane jellyfish, Cyanea capillata, for shelter