Bluebottle (topview)

Physalia physalis

Summary 4

The Portuguese man o' war (Physalia physalis), also known as the Portuguese man-of-war, Man-Of-War, or bluebottle, though often mistaken as a jellyfish, is a marine cnidarian of the family Physaliidae. Its venomous tentacles can deliver a painful sting.

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  1. (c) natalie-b, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3201810
  2. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1449255
  3. (c) tony_wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by Tony Wills
  4. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalia_physalis

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