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Siphonophorae or Siphonophora, the siphonophores, are an order of the Hydrozoa, a class of marine invertebrates belonging to the phylum Cnidaria. Although a siphonophore appears to be a single organism, each specimen is actually a colony composed of many individual animals. Most colonies are long, thin, transparent pelagic floaters. Some siphonophores superficially resemble jellyfish. The best known species is the dangerous Portuguese Man o' War (Physalia physalis). With a body length of 40–50 m, another species of siphonophore, Praya dubia, is one of the longest animals in the world (Dunn 2005).

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:292Public Records:65
Specimens with Sequences:86Public Species:13
Specimens with Barcodes:84Public BINs:41
Species:59         
Species With Barcodes:29         
          
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Statistics of barcoding coverage

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Specimen Records:280Public Records:145
Specimens with Sequences:154Public Species:5
Specimens with Barcodes:118Public BINs:32
Species:11         
Species With Barcodes:7         
          
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Locations of barcode samples

Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Siphonophorae

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Collection Sites: world map showing specimen collection locations for Siphonophora

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