Crossota millsae

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Template:Taxobox Crossota millsae is a species of deep-sea jellyfish.[1] Males and females have both been described, and it reproduces sexually. They are viviparous and females brood baby medusae attached to the gastric canals inside the sub-umbrellar space.


Crossota millsae was first described from the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii and California.[1] It was subsequently found in the Arctic Ocean.[2] It lives below 1 km depth in all three regions. Its highest abundance is found at 2500 m off California and 1250 m off Hawaii.


It was named after Dr. Claudia Mills, a marine scientist at the Friday Harbor Laboratories.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thuesen, E. V. 2003. Crossota millsae (Cnidaria: Trachymedusae: Rhopalonematidae), a new species of viviparous hydromedusa from the deep sea off California and Hawaii. Zootaxa 309:1-12.