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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Marrus orthocanna
(no common name)
M. orthrocanna is a species of pelagic (open ocean) siphonophore found deep arctic waters. like all siphonophores M.orthrocanna is composed of arrangements of zooids that are linked together by a long stem and on said stem there are a number of nectophores which allow the colony to move through the water column. at the bottom of the animal is a short orange region called the siphosome which houses the zooids that collect food for the colony. they arent the largest of siphonophores but they can get fairly large growing up to 3-9 ft long and 20 in wide and they totally look like a rocket taking off…
Phylogeny
Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Siphonophorae-Agalmatidae-Marrus-orthocanna
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Marrus orthocanna

(no common name)

M. orthrocanna is a species of pelagic (open ocean) siphonophore found deep arctic waters. like all siphonophores M.orthrocanna is composed of arrangements of zooids that are linked together by a long stem and on said stem there are a number of nectophores which allow the colony to move through the water column. at the bottom of the animal is a short orange region called the siphosome which houses the zooids that collect food for the colony. they arent the largest of siphonophores but they can get fairly large growing up to 3-9 ft long and 20 in wide and they totally look like a rocket taking off…

Phylogeny

Animalia-Cnidaria-Hydrozoa-Siphonophorae-Agalmatidae-Marrus-orthocanna

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