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Haliclystus salpinx

James-Clark, 1863


Erling Svensen I have only seen the H. auricula at Svalbard, close to 80 degreen north. Here in South West Norway the Lucernaria quadricornis and the Haliclystus salpinx are more common. I have also seen the Craterolophus convolulus. Attach two pictures from Svalbard of the "normal colour" there.

Marco Faasse Very interesting! This is not H. auricula. Anchors have a peculiar shape and the inside of the bell has whitish spots in the shape of a Maltese cross (but this is not Lucernarionopsis cruxmelitensis either). The latter species has the Maltese cross as well, but no anchors.

Marco Faasse Lucernariopsis, not Lucernarionopsis

Message posted on Seasearch Identifications on 12 Mar 2012
Taxonomy
Animalia (Kingdom)
  Cnidaria (Phylum)
    Staurozoa (Class)
      Stauromedusae (Order)
        Eleutherocarpida (Suborder)
          Lucernariidae (Family)
            Haliclystus (Genus)
              Haliclystus salpinx (Species)
Associated Species