Barrel jellyfish

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noun - Barrel jellyfish or Rhizostoma pulmo or the dustbin-lid jellyfish, is a scyphomedusa found in the northeast Atlantic, and in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea. It is common in the Irish Sea. It typically is up to 40 cm (16 in) in diameter, but can exceptionally reach 90 cm (35 in), making it the largest jellyfish in British waters It is a favorite food of the Leatherback Turtle.