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.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

why do box jellyfish have to come to America now? WHYYYY???!!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Are these Squishies as lethal as their Aussie cousines? I'd be more afraid of swimming with Boxes than Great Whites!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

Wow. This is absolutely incredible. I went to the Smithsonian (specifically the National Museum of Natural History), and the exhibits were amazing. They are beautifully detailed and informative, and it was difficult to leave, as every piece of the world's natural history captured my interest.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on

this jellyfish is super cool,
what do they eat?