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Blue Button Jellyfish

Porpita porpita

Description:

Porpita porpita, commonly known as the blue button, is a marine organism consisting of a colony of hydroids found in tropical waters from California to the tropical Pacific, the Atlantic and Indian ocean It is often mistaken for a jellyfish, but although jellyfish and the blue buttons are part of the same phylum (Cnidaria), the blue button is part of the class Hydrozoa. Wikipedia

Habitat:

Found in shallow sandy water 1-2 feet off Mokauea Island

Notes:

As they were floating around the students counted about 10! When touched it retracted.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Jellis
Jellis 9 years ago
Blue Button Jellyfish
(Porpita porpita) Porpita porpita


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4 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 9 years ago

Very Cool!

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

what fine texture!

Sukaina
Sukaina 9 years ago

gorgeous colors!

mokauea
mokauea 9 years ago

Mahalo!

mokauea
Spotted by
mokauea

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Oct 10, 2012
Submitted on Oct 10, 2012

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