Cyanea capillata feeds mainly on fish. It catches its prey by sinking slowly with its tentacles spread in a circle around it. The prey is captured in the "net" of tentacles and stunned by the nematocysts. (Grzimek 1972)
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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Stephanie Fabritius, Southwestern University
Blayne Naylor, Southwestern University
Naylor, B. 2000. "Cyanea capillata" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Cyanea_capillata.html
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