box jellyfish

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Invertebrates of the Class Cubozoa, which include Chironex fleckeri, Carukia barnesi—irukandji jellyfish—and Chiropsolmus quadrigatus, many, but not all of which are lethal
Management Vinegar is the only effective way to disable the box jellyfish’s nematocyts and stop further discharge into the bloodstream

box jellyfish

Any of several species of jellyfish of the class Cubozoa, known for their extremely lethal venom.
See: Cubozoa; sea wasp

box jellyfish

members of the order Cubomedusae in the class Schyphozoa. They carry potent venom sufficient to kill an adult human. There are no records of animal mortality. Called also sea wasp.
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The subumbrella of the cubomedusa Tripedalia cystophora is lined with a nearly continuous layer of circular, striated muscle that provides the motive force for fluid ejection during a swim contraction (see Fig.
In the cubomedusa Chiropsalmus, the bulk of tentacular cnidocytes exist in regular bands that encircle the entire tentacle (Fig.
Two medusae new to the coast of California: Carybdea marsupialis (Linnaeus, 1758), a cubomedusa and Phyllorhiza punctata von Lendenfeld, 1884, a rhizostome scyphomedusa.