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Blue Bottle

Physalia physalis


I found this common Blue Bottle on the beach at Eersterivierstrand in the Eastern Cape. Unfortunately it stung me. It took a while for the pain of the sting to decrease. They are also known as a ‘Man o’ War’. Genus: Physalia. Order: Siphonophorae.


Salt water habitats: Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


- Salt water habitats - Sting can be cured - Sting can be prevented - Similar to the Portuguese ‘Man o’ War’ - Commonly found on beaches

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Spotted on Dec 22, 2019
Submitted on Mar 24, 2020

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