Box Jellyfish


Common name : Sea wasp,Marine stingers

Scientific name : Chironex fleckeri

Family : Chirodropidae

Native to : Tropical and sub-tropicaloceans of the world

Interesting fact : Sea turtles, predators of the jellyfish, are not affected by sting.

Conservation status : Not Evaluated

The box jellyfish is one of the deadliest jellyfish. Its body is a transparent, cube-shaped bell with up to 15 tentacles. It has 4 true eyes for vision and 20 simple eyes for light detection. Its diet is made of small fish, prawns and bait fish. They mate once a year and die shortly after spawning. Their lifespan is less than a year.

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