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Related to sea wasps: Box jelly, Chironex fleckeri

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

n.
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.
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It's a jellyfish about the size of a baseball, and it's called the sea wasp (right).
Like all jellyfish, a sea wasp has tiny stingers on its string-like tentacles (TEN-tuh-culs).