Bluebottle (sideview)

Physalia physalis (sideview)

Summary 5

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.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Darcy Moore, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6233/6311730312_240a1643f0_o.jpg
  2. Frank Krämer, no known copyright restrictions (public domain), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blaue_Qualle.jpg
  3. (c) James St. John, some rights reserved (CC BY), http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Physalia_physalis_(Linnaeus,_1758)_-_Portuguese_man-of-war_stranded_on_aragonite_sand_beach_-_San_Salvador_Island,_Bahamas.jpg
  4. (c) Tony Wills, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://www.inaturalist.org/photos/1449256
  5. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physalia_physalis

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