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.
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).
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.