Pandea conica is a small hydromedusa reaching 3 to 4 cm, without the tentacules. It has a striking colour contrast. The gastric cavity and the bright red gonads are visible through its blue transluscide umbrella. A yellow-orange border line runs around the umbrella. This planktonic species lives near water surface, and is more frequent during springtime.
Pandea conica is found in the North-East Atlantic, the North Sea, the English Channel and the Mediterranean Sea.
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Source : World Register of Marine Species
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Text : Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat, Anne Bay-Nouailhat © 2005 - 2022.
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Wilfried Bay-Nouailhat. Published with his kind permission.
Websites and reference works : Consult bibliography
Bay-Nouailhat W., Bay-Nouailhat A., june 2005, Description of Pandea conica, [On line] https://european-marine-life.org/05/pandea-conica.php, consulted on 2022 August 15.
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