1. Commonly known as the Upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea is a genus of scyphozoans consisting of eight known species. They are typically found in warm, coastal waters, such as mangrove swamps or mudflats. They sport bright colors, but actually have a mild sting, because they are photosynthetic (due to the host of zooxanthellae within their tissues, common on most Cnidarians). There is a species of crab (Dorippe frascone) that has been known to pick up the jellies and carry them on their backs, as a defense against potential predators.

     
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