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

n
(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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In the few cases with apparent incongruence's between observed and predicted distributions, these may not be errors but they rather may represent samples from sink populations of Bougainvilliidae (as in the cubomedusa Chironex fleckeri, Bentlage et al.
Getting information from ethanol preserved nematocysts of the venomous cubomedusa Chiropsalmus quadrumanus: a simple technique to facilitate the study of nematocysts
In our investigation of the neural and muscular organization of the swim system of the cubomedusa Tripedalia cystophora Conant, 1897, our attention was drawn to the four velarial frenula--buttress-like muscular brackets that brace the right-angle connection between the velarium and subumbrella in the perradii.