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Chiropsalmus quadrumanus

the sea wasp, the most venomous jellyfish inhabiting the waters surrounding the U.S.
See also: jellyfish.
Synonym(s): box jelly, sea wasp

sea wasp

Any of several box jellyfish having potent toxins in their tentacles, especially Chironex fleckeri of Australia, which can deliver a fatal sting.

Chi·rop·sal·mus quad·ru·ma·nus

(kī-rō-sal'mŭs kwahd-rū-mā'nŭs)
The sea wasp, the most venomous jellyfish inhabiting the waters surrounding the United States.
See also: jellyfish
Synonym(s): box jelly, sea wasp.


said of denizens of the ocean. Called also marine.

sea cage
netting enclosure anchored to the sea bed or to buoys in which cultivated fish for human consumption are kept captive and fed special diets.
sea canary
sea horse
bizarre aquarium fish with a snout, a skin covered with bony rings and a prehensile tail; the male has a brood pouch on the belly into which the female deposits her eggs. Called also Hippocampus.
sea onion
sea otter
see otter.
sea snakes
members of the family Hydrophiidae, venomous snakes, inhabiting the sea, with paddle-shaped tails. Unlikely to bite unless pressed.
sea squill
sea wasp
sea water
if natural sea water is not available a substitute can be used: sodium chloride—27.2; magnesium chloride—3.8; magnesium sulfate—1.6; calcium sulfate—1.3; potassium sulfate—0.9; calcium carbonate and magnesium bromide—each 0.1, all in g/l.
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Study collaborators at the Bert Fish Medical Center in Florida also tested a more dangerous species known as the box jellyfish or sea wasp, which is prevalent along the Florida and Texas coasts and around the Gulf of Mexico.
It's a jellyfish about the size of a baseball, and it's called the sea wasp (right).