Portuguese Man Of War

Anusuya Mukherjee
Jan 24, 2024 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on Mar 29, 2021
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Age 3 - 18
Read time: 0.8 Min

Kids will love this free printable portuguese man of war coloring pages resource. Often regarded as a jellyfish, the Portuguese man of war belongs to the species of siphonophore. In this species, many identical genetic individuals like zooids and clones are present together and they work as one single organism. These creatures are found mainly in the tropical and the subtropical seas. They float together in large groups like 1000 or more. This creature got its name from the 18th century Portuguese warship which it resembles a lot. The tentacles of the portuguese man of war can paralyze and even kill small fishes due to the venom it possesses. This helpful sheet can also be used to learn more about the portuguese man of war, offering the kids a chance to know more interesting facts about them! Did you know? The Portuguese man of war comprises four zooids, each of which performs a special set of functions.

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