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siphonophore

(sī-fŏn′ə-fôr′, sī′fə-nə-)
n.
Any of various transparent, often subtly colored marine hydrozoans of the order Siphonophora, consisting of a delicate floating or swimming colony of specialized zooids and including the Portuguese man-of-war.

siphonophore

any marine colonial hydrozoan of the order Siphonophora, including the Portuguese man-of-war.
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Likewi se, in some of the colonial marine invertebrates, particularly the swimming colonies of the Siphonophora, we find a colonywide network of nerves and a simple brain that together support a rudimentary level of centralized control of the propulsion zooids within a colony (Mackie, 1986).
Siphonophora, Heteropoda, Copepoda, Euphausiacea, Chaetognatha and Salpidae.
Benthic Siphonophores: a review of the family Rhodaliidae (Siphonophora, Physonectae).