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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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Syntype for Aphidencyrtus (Encyrtus) siphonophorae Ashmead, 1886
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Locality: Jacksonville; Fla., Florida, United States
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Type for Eucoila siphonophorae Ashmead, 1887
Catalog Number: USNM
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology
Locality: Jacksonville; Fla., Florida, United States
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records:706
Specimens with Sequences:400
Specimens with Barcodes:328
Species:105
Species With Barcodes:81
Public Records:248
Public Species:69
Public BINs:83
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