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The most venomous jellyfish in the world is the Irukandji.

The most venomous jellyfish in the world is the Irukandji.

Chironex fleckeri, commonly known as a sea wasp, is one of the most dangerous jellyfish species not just because of its lethal poison—this large box jellyfish is nearly invisible, which makes them very hard to spot.


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While box jellyfish are found in warm coastal waters around the world, the lethal varieties are found primarily in the Indo-Pacific region and northern Australia. This includes the Australian box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri), considered the most venomous marine animal.

Sting. ... Irukandji jellyfish have the ability to fire stingers from the tips of their tentacles and inject venom. Irukandji jellyfish's stings are so severe they can cause fatal brain hemorrhages and on average send 50-100 people to the hospital annually.

The box jellyfish is the most toxic animal on Earth. Sea turtles are unaffected by the sting of the box jellyfish and regularly eat them.

Are all jellyfish poisonous? ... Those gelatinous, undulating creatures we call jellyfish all produce at least some toxin, but not every species is dangerous to humans. There are a couple thousand varieties worldwide, from small sea nettles to large moon jellies, and the severity of their stings varies.

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