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Jellyfish (Box)

Chironex Fleckeri
Jellyfish (Box)

Range

They are found in Northern Australian and Indo-Pacific region.

Habitat

They live near the shore in shallow waters.

Body Traits

They are pale blue and see through (transparent). They are shaped like a bell or box shaped. They have up to 15 ten-foot-long tentacles on each corner, Each tentacle is covered with deadly stinging cells.

Habits

They move quickly through the water with a jet-like motion. Their sting is painful and deadly. This is so prey that happens into their tentacles dies quickly without tearing up the jellyfish. They are often at beaches where humans swim. Their sting will kill a human. They are the most deadly jellyfish in the world.

Diet

They eat shrimp and small fish.

Reproduction

Jellyfish lay eggs at the opening of a river in late summer. The eggs stick to rocks. In spring, the small jellyfish go back out to sea.

Jellyfish (Box)
Jellyfish (Box)

Classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Cubozoa
Order: Chirodropida
Family: Chirodropidae
Genus:  Chironex
Species: C. fleckeri

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