Pelagia benovici

Pelagia benovici
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Due to its similarity with Pelagia noctiluca, this species is considered a high stinging species with important effects on humans. It is recommended to avoid all contact with this jellyfish.

New species with none sting records yet.

In case of sting follow the same protocol of Pelagia noctiluca: the two species belong to the same genus therefore the stinging capacity is considered the same or similar.


It presents a hemispherical umbrella of yellow-ochre color densely covered with small warts (accumulations of stinging cells) whitish color of diverse forms and size. From the manubrium extend four oral arms and from the edge of the umbrela eight long marginal tentacles of whitish color are born.

In the inner part of the umbrela it can be distinguish the 4 white horseshoe-shape gonads.


Since is a new species to science this information is unknown.


It was discovered in 2013 on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. Being a relatively new species, data on its distribution, habitat and frequency are still lacking. At present, there are no records of this species on the Spanish Mediterranean coast.