The Portuguese Man o’ War is not one animal, but is actually comprised of colonies of invertebrate, jelly-like marine animals of the family: Physaliidae glomming together. These pelagic  hydroids (or hydrozoans) colonize and are infamous for their very painful, powerful sting.

The Portuguese Man o’ War is not one animal, but is actually comprised of colonies of invertebrate, jelly-like marine animals of the family: Physaliidae glomming together. These pelagic hydroids (or hydrozoans) colonize and are infamous for their very painful, powerful sting.

Beautifully Colorful Photos Of The Lethally Venomous Portuguese Man O' War - Photographer Aaron Ansarov gets in real close to capture the gorgeous, colorful bodies of these deadly marine animals. Ansarov collects the lethally venomous creatures from his local shores in Florida, places them on his light table to photograph, and quickly returns them to the waters they were found in. :)

Beautifully Colorful Photos Of The Lethally Venomous Portuguese Man O' War - Photographer Aaron Ansarov gets in real close to capture the gorgeous, colorful bodies of these deadly marine animals. Ansarov collects the lethally venomous creatures from his local shores in Florida, places them on his light table to photograph, and quickly returns them to the waters they were found in. :)

Portuguese man o' war- not actually a common jellyfish but a colonial organism made up of several individual zooids.

Portuguese man o' war- not actually a common jellyfish but a colonial organism made up of several individual zooids.

Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), pneumatophore+tentacles. highly integrated polymorphic polyps and medusoids, tentacles can harm small fish but rarely deadly to humans.

Portuguese Man O' War (Physalia physalis), pneumatophore+tentacles. highly integrated polymorphic polyps and medusoids, tentacles can harm small fish but rarely deadly to humans.

From Wikipedia - The siphonophores, are an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Although a siphonophore appears to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony composed of many individual animals. Some siphonophores superficially resemble jellyfish, like the dangerous Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis). With a body length of 40–50 m, another species of siphonophore, Praya dubia, is one of the longest animals in the world.

From Wikipedia - The siphonophores, are an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Although a siphonophore appears to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony composed of many individual animals. Some siphonophores superficially resemble jellyfish, like the dangerous Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis). With a body length of 40–50 m, another species of siphonophore, Praya dubia, is one of the longest animals in the world.

PORTUGUESE MAN O’ WAR (Physalia physalis) • The Portuguese man o’ war, also known as the Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war, or bluebottle, is a venomous…

PORTUGUESE MAN O’ WAR (Physalia physalis) • The Portuguese man o’ war, also known as the Portuguese man-of-war, man-of-war, or bluebottle, is a venomous…

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