Man of war fish - traveling companion of the portuguese man-of-war


The Sea Dragon, Sea Angel or Blue Angel:  They float upside down and attach to the portuguese man-of-war for a meal due to it's immunity to the venomous stings cells of the man-of-war. They ingest the stinging cells and store them in specials sacs. The Sea Dragon is tiny (palm size) and if you see one washed up; you may received a very painfull sting if you pick it up.


Class:    Gastropoda
  clade    Nudibranch
Family:   Glaucidae
Genus:   Glaucus
Species: G.atlanticus

Other Names:  Sea Dragon, Blue Sea Slug, Blue Angel, Blue Sea Slug


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