Thysanostoma loriferum (Purple jellyfish)


Dome-shaped bell with fine purple lining and purple fringes at the bottom of the bell. Its tentacles are also purple and can be withdrawn, or extruded, measuring up to half a meter long.


Unassessed by the IUCN Red list. Sightings have been reported from East Africa to Fiji, but it is not a common species of jellyfish.


It can be found in the Red Sea, on the Eastern coast of Africa to Indonesia, Malaysia and Fiji. There is no information on habitat or depth ranges other than it was seen several times on shallow reefs.



Up to 60cm. in length (with extruded tentacles)

Prey / Predation

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