sea wasp

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Related to Chiropsalmus quadrumanus: Chrysaora quinquecirrha

sea wasp

n.
Any of several box jellyfish having potent toxins in their tentacles, especially Chironex fleckeri of Australia, which can deliver a fatal sting.

sea wasp

n
(Animals) Austral another name for box jellyfish

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n.
any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas.
[1935–40]
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In spite of several co-occurring species, including Olindias sambaquiensis, Physalia physalis, Stomolophus meleagris, Lychnorhiza lucerna, Chiropsalmus quadrumanus, the jellyfish Chrysaora lactea was the only clear cause of the stings during the summer of 2011-2012 in Parana.
Tamoya haplonema Muller, 1859 and Chiropsalmus quadrumanus Muller, 1859 were collected locally by bottom trawls in 6 to 15 m of water.
Chiropsalmus quadrumanus is distributed on the whole Atlantic coast of America (Mianzan & Cornelius, 1999) being found in Brazilian waters from Santa Catarina to Amapa (Migotto et al.
Four species of cubomedusae were examined: Tamoya haplonema Muller 1859, Carybdea marsupialis (Linne 1758), Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Muller 1859), and Tripedalia cystophora Conant 1897.
The species model used was the box jellyfish Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Muller, 1859), a venomous species from the western tropical and subtropical Atlantic.