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Cnidario

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 oceans 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.

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36 Comments (1–25)

Tavo
Tavo 8 years ago

THANKS A LOT!!! I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS :D

Jason Alexander
Jason Alexander 8 years ago

Cool spotting!

theham
theham 8 years ago

Awesome picture, Occasionally I see these on the beaches of South Padre Island, TX!

Voddy
Voddy 8 years ago

very cool ! :)

Adam Braz tb2
Adam Braz tb2 8 years ago

Wow nice spotting!!

williefromwi
williefromwi 8 years ago

Congrats on your SOTD award

ManjuPinky
ManjuPinky 8 years ago

woww..

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 8 years ago

Beautiful photo and information, AND it's scientific name makes me smile because it's a duplicate: Porpita porpita!

ZackUmbarger
ZackUmbarger 8 years ago

I've always wanted to see one of those! Awesome find!

Jellyfishnebula
Jellyfishnebula 8 years ago

Wow that is AWESOME!!! Good job!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 8 years ago

Wow! Congrats.

LeanneGardner
LeanneGardner 8 years ago

Congratulations Tavo! What an incredible creature & fantastic find.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations Tavo and thanks for showing me something entirely new. What an amazing creature.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 8 years ago

Congratulations !! Incredible ,,

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 8 years ago

Amazing ! Congratulations Tavo !!!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Great spotting! Congrats!

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Congratulations Tavo. Beautiful spotting.

Eyeyb1
Eyeyb1 8 years ago

WhAt is hydrozoa?

Uday
Uday 8 years ago

amazing!
congrats for SOTD

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Awesome spotting! Congratulations!

Looks like a child's painting... So cool! Congratulations Tavo for the SOTD!

that is so cool

DST
DST 8 years ago

cool

DST
DST 8 years ago

cool

kjmdragon
kjmdragon 8 years ago

coool

Tavo
Spotted by
Tavo

Nayarit, Mexico

Spotted on Dec 2, 2011
Submitted on Dec 31, 2011

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