Chironex

Chironex

one of the four genera in the family Chirodropsidae, the box jellyfish.

Chironex fleckeri
a poisonous, stinging jellyfish which may weigh 4 to 7 lb and measure 6 to 7 inches across and 8 inches deep. These animals possess a remarkable stinging device and a most potent, agonizingly painful and rapidly lethal poison.
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Recently, a Chironex box jellyfish was reported in waters at depths of around 50 m, which, although comparatively much shallower than the depths at which A.
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.
She had substituted his insulin with a solution containing the venom from Chironex fleckeri.
A type of box jellyfish, called Chironex fleckeri, is found in waters off northern Australia.
A IT'S generally accepted that the largest species of box jellyfish - chironex fleckeri - has the most deadly animal venom causing almost instant cardiac arrest.
The deadliest creature in the sea is the box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri, which is found off northern Australia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
THE most poisonous sea creature is a Chironex jellyfish.
Swimming, feeding, circulation and vision in the Australian box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri (Cnidaria, Cubozoa).
Some of them can be lethal to humans, such as the sea wasp Chironex fleckeri Southcott, 1956 (Baxter & Marr, 1969) or the Portuguese man-o-war Physalia physalis (Linnaeus, 1758) (Lane & Dodge, 1958).
In Chironex fleckerii, the manubrium is capable of directly capturing and restraining small segestid shrimp (Acetes australis) that swim directly into the subumbrellar cavity without touching any tentacles.
The structure and function of the nematocysts of Chironex flecked Southcott, 1956.