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Portuguese Man O' War

Page history last edited by wikiuser0040 12 years ago


Portuguese Man O' War

lives in yellow areas





Common Name:  Portuguese Man O' War

Scientific Class:  Hydrozoa

Scientific Genus:  Physalia

Species:  P. Physalisu

Biome: oceans

Special adaptations:  has stingers with poison, uses wind to move

General body description: balloon like body it uses as a float and sail, long tentacles (up to 30ft long)

bluish in color.  Ectothermic.

Group name: does not travel in groups

Related species: Box Jellyfish, coral

Type of eater: Carnivore; eats fish of all types

When attacked: will defend with poison stinging tentacles

 Eaten by: some sea turtles and fish


Food Web


 Symbiotic Relationships:

The yellow fish eats the Portuguese Man of War's tentacles without

being stung. This does not harm the Portuguese Man of War.

Form of communication: none (breeds alone)


Endangered: No




Sources: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/invertebrates/portuguese-man-of-war.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_o'_War  and http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/invertebrates/jellyfish/Manofwar.shtml

Book: Jellyfish and other Stingers World Book, Inc. C. 2001


Comments (1)

wikiuser0040 said

at 1:20 pm on Dec 18, 2008

It is very interesting and fun to read!!

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