May be confused with the common jellyfish Aurelia aurita
when stranded. Aurelia aurita
however, has shorter tentacles with no brown v-shaped markings on the bell. Instead it has 4 purplish-blue horseshoe shaped gonads that are easily distinguished through the upper surface of the bell. The stinging cells and venom of Chrysaora hysoscella
are strong and can produce painful, long lasting weals in humans.