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'The Portuguese Man of War'
Seascape showing a surface view of the marine siphonophore, the Atlantic Portuguese man o' war Physalia physalis (here termed Physalia pelagica). The illustration is of the flotation bladder, or pneumatophore, with limited underwater detail of the colony. Plate accompanying the paper 'Physalia pelagia, (the Portuguese Man-of-War) (With an illustration in colours from a living specimen in the aquarium of P.H.Bird, Esq)', by H Noel Humphreys, The Intellectual Observer, November 1862, pp.233-243. Inscribed below: 'THE PORTUGUESE MAN OF WAR. Physalia Pelagia.'
- Image reference: RS-12338
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