box jellyfish

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box jellyfish

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Any of several jellyfishlike marine cnidarians of the class Cubozoa of tropical and subtropical waters, having an almost transparent cube-shaped body, complex eyes, and stinging tentacles containing potent toxins in some species.

box jellyfish

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(Animals) any of various highly venomous jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, esp Chironex fleckeri, of Australian tropical waters, having a cuboidal body with tentacles hanging from each of the lower corners. Also called (Austral): sea wasp
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More than 5500 people have been killed by box jelly stings since 1884.
Seek medical care if the sting was inflicted by the Australian box jelly (Chironex fleckeri), the world's deadliest jellyfish, because antivenin is required.
In the Top End it was the luxuriant panoply of life, ranging from saltwater crocodiles right through to box jelly fish and reef sharks, that really affected me.