Chrysaora fuscescens: West Coast Sea nettle–Race Rocks Taxonomy

In October of 2011, Ryan Murphy reported many of these at Race Rocks. This coincided with a large infestation in Puget Sound at the same time.


Image by Ryan Murphy


Two individuals of this species were observed at Race Rocks in 1980, Photo by Pearson College Divers

Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Cnidaria
Sub-Phylum Medusozoa
Class Scyphozoa
Order Semaeostomeae
Family Pelagiidae
Genus Chrysaora
Species fuscescens
Common Name: West Coast Sea nettle

Link to the Race Rocks Taxonomy:

Link to other jellyfish specimens from Race Rocks:

This file is provided as part of a collaborative effort by the students, staff and faculty of
Lester B. Pearson College, Ryan Murphy.