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 Lucernariopsis campunulata has a funnel-shaped bell, which may grow to 5 cm in height. The colour is always uniform but varies between red, green or brown. The umbrella surface has a wart like appearance with groups of turquoise spots (nematocyst storage vesicles). Each of the eight arms has approximately 45 tentacles, the outer ones displaying significant basal swelling. Long, narrow gonads extend to the tip of each arm.Anchors (primary tentacles) are present in certain species of Strauromedusae (e.g. Haliclystus salpinx) between the arms. These are used by the animal to attach to substratum and allow it to move in a cartwheeling fashion.

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