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AnimalID

Name

5403

Lion's Mane Jelly Fish

LocationName:

Many Oceans Worldwide

Origin:

Marine Mania expansion

PurchaseCost:

$900

RequiresResearch:

No

IsClimber:

No

IsJumper:

No

 

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Description:

Because its tentacles can be over 200 feet long, the lionís mane jellyfish is considered by some to be the worldís longest animal. Cyanea capillata is the scientific name for the lionís mane, which is the worldís largest jellyfish. These gigantic invertebrates can be found from the Arctic Circle all the way to the waters off Florida and Mexico.

All jellyfish have three main body parts. A central bell houses the few centralized organs like a stomach and reproductive system. Like some other invertebrates, jellyfish have no brain. Hanging from the bell of any jellyfish are tentacles which gather food, and four oral arms which, in most jellyfish, can deliver a toxin. The lionís mane is no exception. Its sting is generally not fatal to humans, but is still very painful.

Jellyfish hatch as larvae and then develop into polyps. Each polyp attaches itself to the sea floor until it metamorphoses into a "medusa," or adult jellyfish. The lionís mane jellyfish, like other jellyfish, is made of up to 98 percent water. This is why these invertebrates are transparent. Despite being transparent, the lionís mane jellyfish is brightly colored with pink to purple bells, orange to brown arms, and white to clear tentacles. The largest of these animals can have an eight-foot bell with tentacles that are over 200 feet long. These tentacles are covered in nematocysts, which are the stinging cells the jellyfish uses the stun its prey.

The lionís mane jellyfish feeds on tiny crustaceans, zooplankton, and other kinds of jellyfish, especially moon jellies. The lionís mane jellyfish will also eat any fish that are foolish enough to swim into its tentacles.Because of the poisons in the tentacles of the lionís mane jellyfish, they have few predators. Some fish, especially southern harvestfish and Gulf butterfish, have become resistant to these toxins. These fish can be found nibbling at the bells of giant jellyfish on a regular basis.

 

Attractiveness Adult:

Attractiveness Young:

Initial Happiness:

Habitat Preference:

60
80
60
70

Captivity:

Crowd:

CrowdHappiness Change:

ClimbsCliffs:

5
25
-5
No

 

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To build a good animal exhibit you need to ask a few questions: (click them for the answers)

Which tank wall is suitable for this animal?     Remember that all tanks need a tank filter!

How big should the exhibit be and what Depth should the tank be?

What foliage should be used?

What rocks should be used?

What shelter does the animal need?

What toy does the animal like?

Does this animal perform in a show?

Yes

 

TankWallName

Purchase Cost

See Through

Height

Strength

Life

Cost Effective

Concrete Edge and Glass

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Atlantean Tank Wall

$125

Yes

3

500

13

10.4

Solid Concrete

$125

No

3

500

13

10.4

Black Bar and Glass

$130

Yes

3

500

13

10.0

 

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Animal Density

Min

Number of Animals/Exhibit

Max

20

2

 

3

TankDepth
12
 
28

Terrain Name

Value

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Saltwater
100
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

Rocks

2
2
3
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16

Foliage

8
2
3
5
6
8
10
11
13
14
16

Exhibit Size

100
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
200

 

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ID

Value

TreeName

Foliage Effect

Cost/ Square

Cost Effective

7404
8
Clam Bed
8
$125
6.4
7418
6
Sea Sponge
6
$100
6.0
7415
6
Sea Star
6
$125
4.8
7416
6
Seaweed
6
$100
6.0
7420
6
Tube Worm
6
$125
4.8
7400
6
Sea Anemone
6
$110
5.5
7401
6
Barnacles
6
$75
8.0
7403
6
Brittle Sea Star
6
$125
4.8
7410
6
Sea Lettuce
6
$110
5.5
7421
6
Purple Sea Urchin
6
$110
5.5
7409
6
Kelp
6
$125
4.8
7413
3
Sand Dollar
3
$110
2.7
7405
3
Orange Cup Coral
3
$155
1.9

 

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ID

Value

RockName

Size X

Size Y

Rock

Rock Effect

Purchase Cost

Cost Effective

9235
6
Small Ocean Floor Rock
1
1
Yes
24
$100
24.0
9236
6
Medium Coral Formation
4
4
Yes
6
$150
4.0
9241
6
Isle Rock
8
8
Yes
6
$150
4.0
9240
6
Iceberg
8
8
Yes
6
$200
3.0
9239
6
Large Coral Formation
4
6
Yes
6
$175
3.4
9237
6
Large Ocean Floor Rock
4
4
Yes
6
$165
3.6
9238
6
Medium Ocean Floor Rock
2
2
Yes
6
$150
4.0

 

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Shelter ID

Shelter Name

Shelter Value

Shelter Effect

Purchase Cost

Capacity

Requires Research

 

none

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ToyID

ToyName

ToyValue

PurchaseCost

6466
Fake Clam
100
$185
6468
Treasure Chest
100
$185
6470
Deep Sea Diver
100
$200
6500
Advanced Trick Area
10
$650
6501
Dolphin Ball (4x1)
10
$450
6502
Orca Ball (4x1)
10
$525
6503
Dolphin Hoop (4x1)
10
$475
6504
Orca Stage ((9x2)
10
$575
6506
Sea Lion Beach Ball (4x1)
10
$600
6507
Sea Lion Squeeze Horn
10
$600
6508
Sea Lion Raft (4x1)
10
$600
6510
Sea Otter Ball (4x1)
10
$600
6511
Sea Otter Hoop (4x1)
10
$600

 

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ReproductionChance:

High

SickChance:

5

ReproductionInterval(months):

9

SickChange:

-12

HappyReproduceThreshold:

95

DeathChance:

10

Offspring:

2

TimeDeath(months):

36

BabyToAdult(months):

4

 

 

SkipTrickHappiness:

50

SkipTrickChance:

10

 

SalinityChange:

-10

SalinityHealthChange:

-20

PooWaterImpact:

5

MurkyWaterThreshold:

MurkyWaterChange:

-5

MurkyWaterHealthChange:

-5

VeryMurkyWaterThreshold:

20

ExtremelyMurkyWaterThreshold

60

VeryMurkyWaterChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterChange

-15

VeryMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-10

ExtremelyMurkyWaterHealthChange:

-15

 

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Compatible Animals

Prey Animals

mermaid

10

KeeperFoodType:

Fish

 

Man

 

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