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The lavender jellyfish is a breed of jellyfish that appears in the episodes "Tea at the Treedome," "Jellyfishing," "Sandy's Rocket," "F.U.N.," and "The Sponge Who Could Fly."

It also appears in the special "Square Roots: The Story of SpongeBob SquarePants" and the book Gone Jellyfishin'.


It is a lavender-colored jellyfish that has no spots and is more translucent than the more common pink jellyfish. In "Tea at the Treedome," a lavender jellyfish is seen with four stingers. In other appearances, they seem to have six stingers.

This was the original jellyfish design that Stephen Hillenburg planned to use as the main breed of jellyfish in the series. It appeared in his series bible, as well as in early promotional artwork for the show. In "Jellyfishing," pink jellyfish were introduced, and they became the standard species used in episodes from then on.


SpongeBob finds one at the start of "Tea at the Treedome" while he is jellyfishing, but he fails at actually catching it. The lavender jellyfish from this scene reappears in the montage sequence of "The Sponge Who Could Fly" and in the book Gone Jellyfishin'.

A lavender jellyfish makes a cameo appearance in Jellyfish Fields in "Jellyfishing" and "F.U.N." One also appears when Sandy flies to the moon in "Sandy's Rocket."


  • The lavender jellyfish is the first breed of jellyfish to appear in SpongeBob SquarePants.
  • In the series, only one lavender jellyfish ever appears at a time. The only time they are seen in groups is in Stephen Hillenburg's series bible.
  • Aside from the reused flashback in "The Sponge Who Could Fly," the lavender jellyfish only appear in episodes from season 1.
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