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Portuguese Man O' War

Physalia physalis (Linnaeus 1758)

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Physalia physalis (Portuguese Man O' War) is a species of cnidarians in the family Physaliidae. They are native to Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean. They are carnivores. Individuals can grow to 300 mm. They have asexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019954
  • Definition: Capable of the biological process in which new individuals are produced by either a single cell or a group of cells, in the absence of any sexual process.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Portuguese man o' war. View this species on GBIF