sea wasp


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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

sea′ wasp`


n.
any of various highly poisonous stinging jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, of tropical seas.
[1935–40]
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Defence and security company Saab presented its remotely operated vehicle (ROV), Sea Wasp, at the Navy Leagues Sea-Air-Space Exposition in National Harbor, Maryland.
Marine biologists have listed the hell's fire sea anemone as among the world's toxic and stinging sea creatures, along with the sea wasp box jellyfish, Irukandji jellyfish, Portuguese man o'war, cannonball jellyfish, moon jellyfish, lion's mane jellyfish, crown-of-thorns sea star, textile cone, reef stonefish, banded sea krait, short-tail stingray, soft sea slugs or nudibranchs, lionfish, puffer fish, scorpionfish, Caribbean fire coral, blue-ringed octopus, stargazer fish, striped eel catfish and sea nettle.