Chironex fleckeri

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Chironex fleckeri
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Chironex sp.
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
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C. fleckeri
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Chironex fleckeri
Southcott, 1956
Chironex fleckeri Range Map.svg
Range of Chironex fleckeri as traditionally defined, but see text.

Chironex fleckeri, commonly known as sea wasp, is a well-known, lethal, venomous species of Box jellyfish. It lives in coastal waters from northern Australia and New Guinea north to the Philippines and Vietnam.[1] Humans can easily be killed by its sting.[2] It is considered the most lethal jellyfish in the world because of the numerous incidents resulting in injury or death to humans.

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  1. Barry Tobin (16 March 2010). "Dangerous Marine Animals of Northern Australia: Sea Wasp". AIMS Data Centre. Australian Institute of Marine Science. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  2. Beadnell CE, Rider TA, Williamson JA, Fenner PJ (May 1992). "Management of a major box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri) sting. Lessons from the first minutes and hours". The Medical Journal of Australia 156 (9): 655–8. PMID 1352619. 

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