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Portuguese Man of War

Physalia physalis

Description:

Siphonophore consisting of translucent float ~ 4 cm long with remains of dark blue-black dorsal nematocyst structure. Normally present tentacles were missing .

Habitat:

Normally, tropical waters.

Notes:

Spotted washed up on shore at Kailua Beach Park.

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Allen Hoof
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Allen Hoof

Kailua, Hawaii, United States

Spotted on Jan 5, 2021
Submitted on Jan 5, 2021

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