Species by Order: Cubozoa: Carybdeida

Natural History
Carybdea marsupialis

Bear complex eyes that detect light and aide cubozoans in escaping from nets.  They swim almost constantly, except when bringing food to the mouth. Carybdea marsupialis is not commonly seen in southern California, but sightings have usually occurred between August and November.

Carybdea rastoni

Common name is the jimble.  They have a painful sting.  They are very transparent and can be difficult to see in the water.  They bear well developed eyes and move towards light.