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Box Jellyfish

Not all jellyfish are dangerous, but the venom of the box jellyfish makes up for all of its relations. Its venom is mostly used to kill small pre...

Not all jellyfish are dangerous, but the venom of the box jellyfish makes up for all of its relations. Its venom is mostly used to kill small prey; however, it can also cause heart attacks in humans.

The box jellyfish is a carnivorous invertebrate. They are large jelly fish that can grow to be 10 feet long. However, they weigh up to 5 pounds despite their size. Most of the body of a jellyfish is made up of tentacles, which are very delicate. This is why the jellyfish developed its venom; its tentacles are too delicate to use to catch prey.

Most of these jellyfish live off the coast of Northern Australia, but they can also be found throughout the Indo-Pacific region.It uses its tentacles to sting prey, and every tentacle has as many as 5,000 stinging cells. These tentacles sting not when they are touched but when they sense a specific chemical on its prey.

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