Chiropsalmus quadrumanus


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Related to Chiropsalmus quadrumanus: Chrysaora quinquecirrha

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

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.
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sambaquiensis, LL: Lychnorhiza lucerna, CQ: Chiropsalmus quadrumanus, LLTH, L.
Four species of cubomedusae were examined: Tamoya haplonema Muller 1859, Carybdea marsupialis (Linne 1758), Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Muller 1859), and Tripedalia cystophora Conant 1897.
Table 2 Dimensions of the neural layer taken at the mid region of the lensed eyes Thickness range ([mu]m) Species Lower lensed eye Upper lensed eye Tamoya haplonema 62.88[+ or -]4.17 41.19[+ or -]6.18 Carybdea marsupialis 33.85[+ or -]3.04 13.69[+ or -]1.17 Chiropsalmus quadrumanus 35.80[+ or -]10.27 21.75[+ or -]6.21 Mean and standard deviation for each species based on n = 20 (five animals and 4 rhopalia per animal for each species).
Five types of synapses were found in the eyes and rhopalia of the cubozoans Tamoya haplonema, Chiropsalmus quadrumanus, Carybdea marsupialis, and Tripedalia cystophora (Table 4).
The species model used was the box jellyfish Chiropsalmus quadrumanus (Muller, 1859), a venomous species from the western tropical and subtropical Atlantic.
After 9 and 10 days of hydration, we found the three types of nematocysts of Chiropsalmus quadrumanus, but broken capsules or groups of mastigophores between gelatinous tissue were difficult to examine (Fig.