Belongs to the Order Lobata, Family
It is found in the Mediterranean, Atlantic,
North Sea, western Baltic sea and Black Sea.
It is a hermaphrodite, pelagic species which is
only encountered near the coastline in large schools during the
spring and summer (when this photo was taken). Its corporal papillae
have poisonous glands which are used during feeding. The animal is
largely transparent and uses bioluminance, although this is only
visible in the dark. The total length of this animal is about 10 cm.
Photo by Andreas Iliopoulos, Text by George J.