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Haliclystus salpinx Clark, 1863 (Scyphozoa, Stauromedusae, family Haliclystidae)
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Haliclystus salpinx Clark, 1863 (Scyphozoa, Stauromedusae, family Haliclystidae) These animals are best desribed as "upside down" medusae, with their bell extended into a stalk which is attached- in the case of this species - mostly to surfgrass leaves. They occur from low intertidal to the subtidal littoral. They feed mostly from caprellid amphipodes.Natural size up to 1cm : Swordfish Island.
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