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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Swimming, feeding, circulation and vision in the Australian box jellyfish, Chironex fleckeri (Cnidaria, Cubozoa).
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.
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).
Nematocyst ratio and prey in two Australian cubomedusans, Chironex fleckeri and Chiropsalmus sp.
The structure and function of the nematocysts of Chironex fleckeri Southcott, 1956.
Carybdea rastonii has been seen moving away from dark objects, such as divers and oars of a boat (Matsumoto, 1995), and Chironex fleckeri has the ability to navigate accurately between pier pilings and take evasive action when people venture too close (Hamner, 1994).
Although Chironex fleckeri is well known to respond to light, few experiments have actually been performed to test the limits of this reaction.
Six juvenile Chironex fleckeri ranging in bell height from 3.
Chironex fleckeri was shown to respond behaviorally to 1 cm objects from a distance of 50 cm (Hamner et al.