Chrysaora quinquecirrha inhabits temperate waters and Atlantic estuaries which are low in salinity. In the Chesapeake Bay, from July through August, the nettles are most commonly found in meso-and polyhaline waters of the copious creeks and rivers.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; saltwater or marine
Aquatic Biomes: coastal ; brackish water
Other Habitat Features: estuarine ; intertidal or littoral