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Phylum Cnidaria, Class Hydrozoa


Apolemia uvaria

Long Point, Catalina, California, 15 feet


Common members of the plankton, they are rarely seen near reefs.  The animal consists of a chain of specialized units functioning as a whole.  Most siphonophores deliver a painful sting and should be avoided.