Chironex


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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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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.