Cubomedusae

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Cubomedusae

[¦kyü·bo·mə′dü·sē]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of cnidarians in the class Scyphozoa distinguished by a cubic umbrella.
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Mayor Josephine Alcantara-Cruz, in an advisory on Friday, said minors and those with 'compromised health conditions' would not be allowed to snorkel in the waters of Donsol, which is famous for whale sharks, locally known as 'butanding,' to avoid injuries from Chironex fleckeri, a venomous species of box jellyfish.
Almost 15 years later, box jellyfish warnings in Thailand are still rare and the deaths still under-reported.
Around 100 species (polyps and medusae) are reported from the state of Parana, of which 89 are hydrozoans (including hydromedusae, solitary and colonial hydroids), nine are scyphozoans (typical jellyfish) and two are cubozoans (box jellyfish) (Marques et al., 2003; Oliveira et al., in press).
Of course last year's jaunt to the great continent of Australia garnered plenty of well-earned praise for our presenter - well, anyone who can come face to face with a box jellyfish, the most venomous animal on the planet, and not run back to England, screaming all the way, deserves the accolade.
Why do I have to go in the pool?' and he'll say 'There's box jellyfish in there, great whites, sea snakes.
That's before you consider the resident reef sharks, box jellyfish, and stingrays.
> About 50 people die each year from box jellyfish attacks
The intrepid traveller likes to look behind the tourist brochure and his stop at Weipa, on the Cape York peninsula, saw him speak to a scientist who listed some of the things to look out for before getting into the water - saltwater crocodiles, sea snakes, sharks and box jellyfish, the world's most venomous animal.
A zinc compound sometimes taken to treat the common cold might have a second career as emergency treatment for anyone unlucky enough to get stung by an Australian box jellyfish.
The world's most poisonous animals are the Box Jellyfish, King Cobra, the Marbled Cone Snail - and Malcolm Tucker..
"Am now scared of funnel-web spiders, box jellyfish, blue ringed octopus, paralysis ticks and stone fish.