The Purple jellyfish is a small, beautifully colored stinging jellyfish. It is also known as the Mauve stinger. The taxonomic name is Pelagia noctiluca, indicating that it is a pelagic jelly (lives in the open ocean,"pelagia") and which can give off a bioluminescent glow ("luca") in the dark ("nocti"). They feed on macrozooplankton.
Though these jellies are quite small, measuring just a few inches across the bell, they give a painfull sting, though it usually feels better after an hour or so, even without treatment. Your mileage may vary. I've been stung by them and it is uncomfortable.
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