|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Cnidaria (=Coelenterata) | Class Hydrozoa|
These often inflict painful stings on careless swimmers and waders.
The dangerous Portuguese-Man-O-War (Physalia physalis, O. Siphonophora), which resembles a floating jellyfish, is not found here. They usually prefer deeper water and are uncommon in littoral areas.
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre