Turritopsis nutricula

Turritopsis nutricula

The nutricula was for a long time mistakenly the one referred to as the immortal jellyfish, while the jellyfish used in the lab observations was the T. dohrnii, as they were collected from the Mediterranean, where it originally found. The nutricula is found in the Caribbean and North America and the cycle reversal was not in fact observed on the nutricula.

Until a recent genetic study, it was thought that Turritopsis rubra and Turritopsis nutricula were the same.

Image: Takashi Murai

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