This jelly group’s members come in many colours, including brown, maroon, cyan and white. They are very energetic swimmers, and therefore require lots of food to keep them going. Unlike many other jellies that have long tentacles around their bells, blue blubber jellies have thousands of tiny mouth openings on each of their eight arms that help them catch and eat food. They are commonly found in river systems along the South African east coast but live happily in our warmer coastal waters as well. Blue blubber jellies can grow to between 30 and 45cm in diametre. Because of their smooth texture, the blue blubber jelly is a popular ingredient in many Far Eastern dishes.

Species Facts

  • Members of this group come in many colours.
  • Energetic swimmers and therefore require a lot of food.
  • Commonly found in river systems around SA's east coast.