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Portuguese Man-O-War

Physalia Utriculus

2 Species ID Suggestions

Portuguese Man o' War
Physalia physalis Portuguese Man o' War
Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago
Australian Bluebottle (aka Indo-Pacific Man o'War)
Physalia utriculus Bluebottle - The Australian Museum

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Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

Awesome. They're pretty amazing animals.

TakaJNozaki 11 months ago

Thanks for the suggestion. It made sense.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 11 months ago

Physalia physalis doesn't occur in Australian waters. This spotting is Physalia utriculus.

JennaD. 8 years ago

These are wonderful I saw them everywhere washed up in December. They're also called blue bottles.

TakaJNozaki 9 years ago

Thank you for the scientific name!

TakaJNozaki 9 years ago

Yeah they are pretty but deadly

peter 9 years ago

Really cool!

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NSW, Australia

Lat: -28.77, Long: 153.60

Spotted on Feb 20, 2011
Submitted on Feb 20, 2011

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