These are some cnidarians I doodled recently. Number (1) is likely a deep-sea siphonophore, a colonial cnidarian. Each bulge on the tentacles is a different individual. Each flashes in a different rhythm and in a different color to attract different species of amphipods and other small animals. The sticky hairs between each bulge then catch them. Number (2) at first was destined for the trash, because I didn't think it looked like anything. Then I thought it could be a jellyfish with partially calcified structures on the top (the mouth and tentacles are on the bottom). What it uses these for, I don't know yet. It is brightly-colored. Number (3) is a jellyfish from the same broad classification. Number (4) is also a jellyfish, but a rather strange one. What does the top appendage do?
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