Portuguese man-o'-war

Notable for living within the deadly tentacles of the Portuguese man o' war, the man-of-war fish is generally found in open sea or close to the siphonophore Portuguese man o' war, after which it is named.

The Portuguese man-o'-war lives in the demersal, marine, depth range 200 - 1000 m environment.

The Portuguese Man-O'-War - also known as a bluebottle, is actually a floating colony of polyps. The organism, with a balloon-like sail propelled by the winds, trails tentacles that can reach 100 feet or more and that sting when touched. More

Common names

Bloublasievis in Afrikaans
Bluebottle fish in English
Dérivant des physalies in French (français)
Derivante in sp
derivante fragata portuguesa in Spanish (español)
Eboshidai in Japanese (日本語)
Herdefisk in Swedish (Svenska)
Man-o-war fish in English
man-of-war fish in English
man-of-war fish in Spanish (español)
Pasterzyk a. nomeusz in Polish (polski)
Pastor in English
Pastorcillo in Spanish (español)
pez in sp
Pez azul in Spanish (español)
Portugisisk orlogsmandsfisk in Danish (dansk)
Portuguese man-o'-war in English
Quallenfisch in German (Deutsch)
Shepherd fish in English
номей атлантический in Russian (русский язык)
пастушок in Russian (русский язык)
рыба-пастушок in Russian (русский язык)
エボシダイ in Japanese (日本語)
圆鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
圓鯧 in Mandarin Chinese
水母双鳍鲳 in Mandarin Chinese
水母雙鰭鯧 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Perciformes
Family : Nomeidae
Genus : Nomeus
Species : Nomeus gronovii
Authority : Gmelin, 1789