Lions Mane Jellyfish

Jellyfish lions mane
© Tasmanian Government. Image Peter Gouldthorpe
Season: Open all year

bag limit-


possession limit-


boat limit-

Guide to symbols

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Minimum size


Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Other names


Scientific name

Cyanea capillata

Grows to

Up to

1m with 10m tentacles

Identifying features

​A translucent milky coloured jellyfish with pink to brown coloured reproductive organs visible in its centre. The bell has eight lobes and numerous fine tentacles hanging from it.


Usually lives in the open ocean but sometimes seen by recreational fishers when washed inshore or up onto beaches.

Fishing information

Generally not taken by recreational fishers.


Handle with care as jellyfish can cause painful stings.


Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

0427 655 557

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Contact us

Recreational Fishing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647


Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550