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#11860834 - 10/02/16 06:54 PM Freshwater jellyfish
greenyak Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: pflugerville, tx
Fished Hyde park quarries today and saw freshwater jellyfish for the first time.
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#11860875 - 10/02/16 07:13 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
cellis Offline
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cool
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#11861175 - 10/02/16 09:19 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 8677
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Cool video. I have never seen a fresh water jelly fish while fishing.

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#11864559 - 10/04/16 03:56 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
toddfish Offline
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Registered: 02/13/10
Posts: 762
Loc: East Montgomery County
Nice video.

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#11864933 - 10/04/16 07:52 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
greenyak Offline
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Registered: 12/31/06
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Loc: pflugerville, tx
Thanks, I never knew there are freshwater jellyfish.
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#11873988 - 10/10/16 03:58 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
Filletmaker Offline
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Registered: 12/17/09
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Loc: Mesquite, Texas
I see them at Ray Hubbard around the Marina.
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#11889762 - 10/19/16 07:05 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
do they sting? hmmm

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#11890148 - 10/19/16 11:12 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
johnnlucky Offline
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Registered: 07/17/05
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Loc: Lewisville
Thank you for this. I had no idea. Fresh Water Jelly Fish. learn something new
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#11890420 - 10/20/16 09:12 AM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
Dan_n_Texas Offline
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Registered: 11/20/06
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Loc: Texas
Freshwater “jellyfish” is not a true jellyfish as are some of its marine relatives. Freshwater “jellyfish” differ slightly from the true marine jellyfish. Craspedacusta sowerbii (kras-ped-uh-kus-tuh) is the scientific name of this freshwater “jellyfish”.

One obvious difference is that unlike marine jellyfish, the freshwater variety has a structure called a velum on the ventral surface. This thin, shelf-like membranous structure extends inward from the circular edge (ring canal) of the bell. The manubrium, which ends in a mouth, extends down through a hole in the velum. The velum helps set these apart from the true jellyfish. However, because it looks like a jellyfish, we call it a jellyfish!

They are most often found in calm, freshwater lakes, reservoirs, man-made impoundments, and water-filled gravel pits or quarries. They can also be found in recreational fishing and boating areas. They have been seen in large river systems such as the Allegheny River, the Ohio River, and the Tennessee River. The jellyfish prefer standing water rather than currents. So, they generally are not seen in fast flowing streams or rivers.

They eat tiny, microscopic animals called zooplankton that are found throughout the water.

Can they sting? It depends. Like true jellyfish, they do have stinging cells (cnidocytes). This mechanism is designed for feeding, as the cnidocytes are utilized to paralyze macroinvertebrates and even small fish. However, we have no “hard” evidence that these organisms can penetrate human skin (though some have claimed otherwise).
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#11891473 - 10/20/16 06:26 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
gar1970 Offline
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Registered: 04/23/11
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Loc: southwest more west than south...
thank you for that info and for answering my question

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#11892401 - 10/21/16 09:49 AM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
jippedgenes Offline
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Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 291
wow! super cool. learn something new every day!

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#11892412 - 10/21/16 09:54 AM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16275
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
never knew

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#11900249 - 10/26/16 01:30 AM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: Huckleberry]
Fritz423 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/12
Posts: 506
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
never knew


I forced that tidbit into my head and now I can't remember my anniversary.
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#11906040 - 10/28/16 09:19 PM Re: Freshwater jellyfish [Re: greenyak]
WCGunns Offline
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Registered: 02/06/11
Posts: 348
Loc: Northern DFW, Texas
Very cool. I've only seen them once and it was at Fannin Lake about 20 years ago. Never knew of them until I saw them that one time.

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