Jellyfish (Porpita Porpita) Drawing (1800s) by Ernst Haeckel Poster

Jellyfish (Porpita Porpita) Drawing (1800s) by Ernst Haeckel Poster

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**Porpema Illustration by Ernst Haeckel**

Porpita porpita, or blue button, is a marine organism consisting of a colony of hydroids found in tropical and sub-tropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans. Although it is superficially similar to a jellyfish, each apparent individual is actually a colony of hydrozoan polyps. The blue button is a Chondrophore, which is a group of cnidarians that also includes Velella and Porpema. The chondrophores are similar to the better-known siphonophores, which includes the Portuguese man o' war, or Physalia physalis.

Ernst Haeckel was a German zoologist, naturalist, philosopher, physician, professor, marine biologist, and artist who discovered, described and named thousands of new species, mapped a genealogical tree relating all life forms, and coined many terms in biology, including ecology, phylum, phylogeny, and Protista.
The published artwork of Haeckel includes over 100 detailed, multi-colour illustrations of animals and sea creatures.

This poster is printed in high quality non paper material. It is waterproof and tear resistant and can be used outside.
We have redrawn the text (no change to the original) to make this poster suitable for large prints.

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