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Noun1.nanomia - small creatures resembling pieces of fuzzy rope; each with a cluster of swimming bells serving as the head and long elastic tentacles for drawing in prey
siphonophore - a floating or swimming oceanic colony of polyps often transparent or showily colored
genus Nanomia - a genus of Siphonophora
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Leptothecata: Phialellidae Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Lytocarpus phillippinus Leptothecata: Plumulariidae (Kirschenpauer, 1872) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Sertularia exigua Allman, 1877 Leptothecata: Sertulariidae Thuiaria crisiodes (Lamouroux, 1824) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Solmundella bitentaculata Narcomedusae: Aeginidae (Quoy & Gaimard, 1833) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Cunina octonaria McCrady, 1859 Narcomedusae: Cuninidae Solmaris rhodoloma (Brandt, 1838) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Agalma elegans (Sars, 1846) Physonectae: Agalmidae Agalma okeni Eschscholtz, 1825 Nanomia bijuga (Chiaje, 1841) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Forskalia edwarsi Kolliker, Physonectae: Forskaliidae 1853 Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Liriope tetraphylla (Chamisso Trachymedusae: Geryoniidae & Eysenhardt, 1821) Cnidaria: Hydrozoa: Aglantha sp.
2 with Nanomia bijuga or a closely related species (7), Scyllarides sp.
64 Nanomia bijuga is a colony of siphonophores consisting of polyps with differing morphology and functions.