Venomous Box Jellyfish from South Carolina

This venomous box jelly (Chiropsalmus quadrumanus) was collected off the coast of South Carolina. The specimen now resides in the Smithsonian’s marine collection. It's venomous sting can be lethal, especially to small children. 

Listen to Podcast of Life: Box Jellies and check out the jellyfish and comb jellies overview to learn more about jellies.