Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

Physalia physalis

ADDPMP364
Physalia physalis - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program

The Portuguese man o’ war (Physalia physalis), also known as the man-of-war, bluebottle, or floating terror is a marine hydrozoan found in the Atlantic Ocean and Indian Oceans. It is considered to be the same species as the Pacific man o’ war, which is found mainly in the Pacific Ocean.

The Portuguese man o’ war is the only species in the genus Physalia, which in turn is the only genus in the family Physaliidae. It has numerous venomous microscopic nematocysts which deliver a painful sting powerful enough to kill fish, and has been known to occasionally kill humans. Despite its appearance, the Portuguese man o’ war differs from single organisms like jellyfish as they are siphonophores, a colonial organism made up of many specialized, though genetically distinct, parts called zooids. These zooids are attached to one another and are physiologically integrated to such an extent that they cannot survive independently. The assemblage of zooids works together to function as an individual animal. Zooids should not be confused with zooplankton.

National Redoubt - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP176
National Redoubt
X-Ray Oddities - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP299
X-Ray Oddities
Dictionary of the Underworld - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP099
Dictionary of the Underworld
Horse Clipping Styles - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP659
Horse Clipping Styles
Calculator Spelling - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP379
Calculator Spelling
Obetrol - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP524
Obetrol
South-Up Map Orientation - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP432
South-Up Map Orientation
Punk Zines - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP108
Punk Zines
Body Worlds - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP331
Body Worlds
Offshore Architecture - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP423
Offshore Architecture
Armillaria Ostoyae - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP242
Armillaria Ostoyae
Propaganda Loudspeakers - © Attention Deficit Disorder Prosthetic Memory Program
ADDPMP010
Propaganda Loudspeakers

You are using an outdated browser.
Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.