The man of war is multicellular and its cells lack cell walls. The man of war is colonial and shows specialization of polyps for defense, feeding and reproduction.
How does the Portuguese Man-of-War reproduce?
How does it reproduce? Scientists believe that man-of-wars spawn together in large numbers, with each colony (being either all male polyps or all female polyps) releasing gametes into the water to be fertilized. The resultant larvae then each go through asexual budding to produce a new man-of-war colony.
What happens if you get stung by a Portuguese man-of-war?
In rare cases, it can be life-threatening. After a sting, the tentacles leave long, stringy red welts on the skin. The welts last from minutes to hours. There is local pain, burning, swelling, and redness.
Where does the Portuguese Man O War live?
WHERE ARE THEY FOUND? Man-of-wars are found floating in warm waters throughout the world’s oceans. They are primarily found in tropical and subtropical oceans, but strays can be found up the Eastern Atlantic coast as far north as the Bay of Fundy (Canada).
What is the phylum for the Portuguese Man O War?
Does peeing on a jellyfish sting actually help?
A: No. Despite what you may have heard, the idea of peeing on a jellyfish sting to ease the pain is just a myth. Not only are there no studies to support this idea, but pee may even worsen the sting. Jellyfish tentacles have stinging cells called nematocysts that contain venom.