Pandea conica

Pandea jellyfish

Pandea conica

Glénan Archipelago, France, 1 meter, 2004, WBN


Pandea conica is a small hydromedusa reaching 3 to 4 cm, without the tentacules. It has a striking colour contrast. The gastric cavity and the bright red gonads are visible through its blue transluscide umbrella. A yellow-orange border line runs around the umbrella. This planktonic species lives near water surface, and is more frequent during springtime.


Pandea conica is found in the North-East Atlantic, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Données de distribution : Pandea conica in GBIF Secretariat (2019). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2022-12-03.


Source : World Register of Marine Species

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Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat, Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2005 - 2022.

Photos : © Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography

How to cite this page

Bay-Nouailhat W., Bay-Nouailhat A., june 2005, Description of Pandea conica, [On line], consulted on 2022 December 03.


Photographie de Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat

Diver - Naturalist
Underwater Photographer

Photographie de Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Anne Bay-Nouailhat

Project manager in marine environment
Professional diver - Naturalist

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