Little Mauve Stinger
A small mushroom-shaped body from 2-6cm in diameter. Unlike most jellyfish, the bell is covered with numerous wart like lumps containing nematocysts (stinging capsules). The bell is usually pink or mauve with 8 pale brown tentacles 10-30cm in length.
Size relative to human
Common in Australian waters. Occasionally large swarms invade the Sydney region.
Distribution in Australian waters