The Cassiopea can be found worldwide in the shallow, coastal waters of mangrove forests, where they typically settle in large groups on areas of sand or seagrass.
Unlike other species of jellyfish, the cassiopea settles firmly in a certain place on the sea floor and does not drift around. It looks like it is standing on its head because it directs its tentacles towards the sunlight.
It can release their stinging cells into the open water to protect themselves from predators. In this way, the animals can defend themselves without direct physical contact with the enemy.