13. 65258 Craspedacusta sowerbyi

Manitoba Jellyfish


Catalogue Number:  65258

Class:  Hydrozoa

Order:  Limnomedusae

Family:  Olindiidae

Genus/species:  Craspedacusta sowerbyi

Specimen Nature:  Preserved in alcohol



Product Description

These beautifully intricate organisms are as unique as snowflakes!  In 2010, these specimens of Craspedacusta sowerbyi, a small (~ 10 mm) freshwater jellyfish, were collected at Star Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, and brought in to the Manitoba Museum. Blooms of these jellyfish were first recorded in Manitoba in 1972, but this is the first occurrence where specimens were collected and will be retained as a voucher in the Museum’s permanent Scientific Collections. This species is not native to Manitoba – it is an invasive species native to China. Although harmless to humans, it is yet to be determined if it will have an impact to any of our native species.

$50 Specimen adoption includes:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Tax receipt for $50