Portuguese man-of-war Navigator
The Portuguese man-of-war is actually not a single animal, but a 'siphonophore', an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together.
Use the links below to navigate around the Portuguese man-of-war and discover more about this remarkable creature.
Polyps anchoring the tentacles
Clusters of polyps anchor the tentacles under the float. There are 3 types of polyps: dactylozooid (that find and catch prey with poisonous stingers called nematocysts), gonozooid (that reproduce), and gastrozooid (that digest food, like a stomach).